NEA Food Bank offers food safety tips

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is not only feeding the hungry, they're providing invaluable training to their partner agencies.

On Wednesday, "Food Safety" training conference took place at the food bank. Christie Jordan, Executive Director of the food bank, said proper training for those providing food to others is essential.

"One of our concerns is making sure that all of our partner agencies understand the importance of food safety," said Jordan. " We want them to understand the importance of transporting the food properly and then when they get it to their agency how to store it properly before it's getting to the families in need."

Representatives from almost 100 partner agencies attended the conference. Those who didn't get to attend conference can participate in an online course located on the Food Bank's website.

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