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SU Land-Grant Campus concludes Food Safety Certification Training in Alexandria

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Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Land-Grant Campus concluded the final session of its Food Safety Certification Program in Alexandria, La. on December 17, 2018.

The five-session training, which was conducted by SU Land-Grant Campus employees Dr. Fatemeh Malekian, L’Asia George, Emily King and William Augustine, consisted of Food Handling and a Cooking Demonstration.

The demonstration provided participants with a visual concept of the five chapters presented during the food handler trainings. Research Assistant L’Asia George prepared a Fajita Chicken Garden Salad in the well-equipped Southern University Agricultural Mobile Education Unit’s cooking station. She cleaned and sanitized all the counter tops and used the handwashing sink to wash her hands between tasks.  Ms. George then utilized the three compartment sinks to wash the utensils, salad bowls and other containers.  The microwave was used to heat the pre-cooked fajita chicken strips.

The food demonstration showed the participants the proper way of implementing food safety practices while preparing a meal. At the end of the demonstration, every participant requested and signed up to take the SU Land-Grant Campus’ ServSafe Certification course to continue learning more about food safety.

The participant also received a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

Funding for the training is provided through a grant from the Louisiana Office of Community Services titled, “Enhancing Capacity of Louisiana Small Farms and Businesses.”
In addition to the Food and Farm Safety Certification Program, the SU Land-Grant Campus also offers certifications in Sustainable Urban Agriculture, Master Small Ruminant and Small Business Development.
For additional information on our four certification programs, visit

The Southern University Ag Center and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Land-Grant Campus.

Click here to view photos from the training.

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