Food Safety

Food Safety

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According to the Colorado Cottage Food Act, a producer must take a food safety course that includes basic food handling training and is comparable to, or is a course given by, the Colorado State University Extension service or a state, county or district public health agency, and must maintain a status of good standing in accordance with the course requirements including attending any additional classes if necessary. 

For more information on Cottage Foods, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website.

2023 CSU Extension Online Food Safety Training Schedule for Colorado Food Producers

Learn how to safely produce food from home as a cottage food business. This online course covers a variety of topics including: basic food safety, foods that are permissible under the updated Colorado Cottage Foods Act, ingredient labeling, special considerations for food preparation at high altitudes and safe food sampling best practices. Registration is $50.

Courses will be offered online on the following dates. Register Here 

  • January 23, 2023 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • January 27, 2023 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • February 9, 2023 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • February 22, 2023 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • March 10, 2023 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • March 29, 2023 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • April 12, 2023 1 p.m. to 4 pm.
  • April 21, 2023 9 a.m. - 1p.m.
  • May 20, 2023 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 1, 2023 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • August 28, 2023 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • October 6, 2023 noon - 4 p.m.



The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Training for Retail Food Establishments provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to food service managers. The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service industry experts.

The ServSafe
® print and online food safety exams are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under CFP Standards and are nationally accepted. Proctoring of certification five-year certificate exam is available, contact

The Safe Food Handler Training is a three hour course for food service workers that cover the basic requirements for safe food handling. The topics covered include: Preventing Food borne Illness; Food Temperature Control; Personal Hygiene; Preventing Cross Contamination; Preparing and Serving Food Safely; and Cleaning and Sanitizing. Contact Glenda at for more information.
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