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Cottage Food Producer food safety training planned

BEMIDJI -- A training course for cottage food producers will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive NW.

The advanced safe food handling course focuses on aspects of cottage food products including baked, confectionery, dried, fruit preserves and acid and acidified fruit and vegetables, a press release said. Participants will learn how to produce, package and label a safe food product. Participants also can bring products to the training to determine if it’s an allowable non-potentially hazardous food.

This workshop meets the training requirement to register as a Minnesota cottage food producer for vendors who sell more than $5,000 annually, the release said. Registration materials are available at For more information, contact Karla at (507) 337-2808 or