Fairs, Festivals, Rodeos – You Don’t Need a Silver Spoon to Eat Good Food!
A big part of summer for many people is attending fairs, rodeos, and festivals. The Center for Disease Control published the following food safety practices that should be the same at these popular summertime events as they are at home: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.
What should a consumer consider before buying food from a vendor?
  • Does the vendor have a clean/tidy workstation?
  • Does the vendor have a sink for employees to wash their hands?
  • Do the employees wear gloves or use tongs when handling food?
  • Does the vendor have refrigeration on site for raw ingredients or pre-cooked foods?
  • Has the vendor been inspected? Vendors should have a license to sell food and beverages in a particular state or county.

Author: Deborah Goza, MS, RN, COHNS, CCM
Editor: Lisa Perry