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Food safety course offered for small producers

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Colorado State University Extension is offering a three-hour course for small producers interested in bringing their home-made foods to market.

The class is offered by CSU Extension in Pueblo County and covers the food safety training required by Colorado’s Cottage Food Act.

Extension Agent Laura Krause will instruct the course November 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the CSU Extension office located at 701 Court Street, Suite C, in Pueblo.

Participants will learn which foods are permitted under the Cottage Foods Act, requirements for listing ingredients on labels, as well as basic food safety needed for a home business.

Registration is available online at A $40 fee is charged.

Additional information is available by calling 719-583-6566.