Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
What: 
Ohio State Lima shows commitment to food safety by participating in Food Safety Education Month
When:
  October, 2002
Where: 
The Ohio State University at Lima
Contact: 
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390
 

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2002

CONTACT: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390

Ohio State Lima shows commitment to food safety by participating in Food Safety Education Month

The Ohio State University at Lima announced today it will partner with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and participate in the 2002 National Food Safety Education Month SM to showcase its commitment to food safety education and training. This year’s theme, “Check It Out Before You Check It In,” focuses on the important procedures necessary for purchasing and receiving safe food.

Representatives from Ohio State Lima’s Hospitality Management and Early Childhood Educations programs will be at Norma Johnson’s second grade classroom at the Quest Academy at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, to work with the students on food safety.

Created by the NRAEF’s International Food Safety Council, this annual food safety campaign strives to: build awareness of the restaurant and foodservice industry’s commitment to serving safe food, heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education, and encourage additional food safety training for all industry employees.

“We’re thrilled that The Ohio State University at Lima is taking part in National Food Safety Education Month,” said John Farquharson FMP, president of the NRAEF’s International Food Safety Council. “We all need to unite to build awareness about our industry’s commitment to food safety education.”

“We are excited about participating in this month-long campaign,” said Doug Lance, program coordinator of the Hospitality Management program at Ohio State Lima. “Americans are aware of food safety now more than ever before and, through National Food Safety Education Month, we have the opportunity to highlight what we are doing in the restaurant and foodservice industry to educate our employees on proper food safety procedures.”

To obtain materials and information on how to get involved in National Food Safety Education Month, visit the NRAEF Web Site at www.nraef.org/ifsc and click on the International Food Safety Council’s National Food Safety Education Month.

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