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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Page 12 a Does your organization serve hotdogs as a corn- munity fundraiser? Does your church serve dinners to the public? Do you work at your 4-H club food stand at the county fair? Are you planning a gradu- ation party? Are you in:charge of this year's family reunion? It is critical that all large group food event volunteers know and practice safe food handling techniques. You may be a good cook, but cooking for a crowd is different than cooking at home. There's a lot to learn about how to plan, prepare and serve food in quantities well as how to make sure the food is safe One in four Americans will get sick from a food-related illness this year. Family or communi- embers that are elderly, young, suffering from a chronic disease or pregnant, are more vulnerable to foodbome illnesses and need to be served food that meets the highest standards of food preparation and service: foodborne illnesses can be as mild as a stomach ache; they can also be fatal. University of Minnesota Extension Food I Science team has developed free training materials I highlighting food safety practices you need to implement when planning, preparing, and serving foodto a large group so on one gets sick. The fit', : teen minute Cooking Safely for a Crowd DVD and accompanying materials can be viewed or down- loaded at http://www.extension.umn.edu/ FoodSafetyEd. The DVD and materials can also be checked out free of charge from local County Extension Offices. This will make an excellent educational program at the next meeting of your community club or service organization. For questions or for more information about this resource, contact Connie at 507-337-2819 or schwa047@umn.edu. BBB's Top Five Tips to B come a More Streetwise nsumer National Consumer Protection Protect your identity - and your wiring, never send money to someone Week, March 6-12, is an annual effort pocketbook, you don't know personally. led by the U.S. Federal Trade Fighting identity theft means stay- Commission (FTC) to educate the ing vigilant online and off. Protect Know where to complain. public on how to protect their pocket- your identity by taking the following If you've had a bad experience with books. In conjunction with National steps: a business or been ripped off by a Consumer Protection Week, the Better *Always shred sensitive documents scammer, there are any number of Business Bureau of Minnesota and that include personal financial infer- organizations and government agen- North Dakota (BBB) offers five tips to marion such as bank, credit card and cies that want to hear about it. You can become a more streetwise consumer. Social Security numbers, file a complaint with: "In a tough economy, it's more *Monitor your financial accounts The Better Business Bureau at www. important than ever to protect the regularly to detect suspicious or bbb.org/us/file-complaint, money you have from scammers and unusual activity. Federal Trade Commission at www. bad businesses," said Dana Badgerow, Make sure your computer has up-to- ftc.gov , and Your state Attorney president and CEO of the BBB. date anti-virus software and be General'-,~.,, :/.. 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