FDA Training and More Food

This week I was able to work on a variety of things, most of them having to do with food. On Monday, I went down to Albuquerque and then off to Laguna to survey food stands at their feast day. Feasts are always a good way to start of the week because who doesn’t enjoy some homemade green chili? On Wednesday and Thursday I attended a FDA training focusing on food inspections for temporary food vendors. The training was primarily lecture based with some group activities. The most interesting presentation highlighted the strategy the state of New Mexico uses to inspect temporary events. I learned about an event they have every year in January – The Matanza. The Matanza is a social gathering in which live pigs are butchered and their parts are cooked up and served to the public to judge for best taste. There’s obviously many food safety issues with this type of celebration, but the state has made some improvements – putting foil under the hanging hides used for chicharones and replacing old wooden tables with smooth plastic tables for the butchering. Today I was able to inspect some food booths at the Teseque Flea Market, which was really fun because we were able to do a little shopping after we finished our surveys. I’m looking forward to dinner at my supervisor’s house tonight and white water rafting in Taos tomorrow!

  1. i often attend on healthclub meetings to update myself about health news-;`

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    • January 28th, 2013

    You actually make it seem really easy along with your presentation however
    I find this topic to be really one thing that I feel I’d by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely extensive for me. I’m looking ahead on your next submit,
    I will try to get the cling of it!

  2. Good post. I will be dealing with a few of these issues
    as well..

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