NMED Inspector Provides Food Handling Training For Los Alamos Restaurants At Time Out Pizzeria

Co-owners Trisha and Omar Sanchez of the Time Out Pizzeria in White Rock and their new location in Los Alamos spoke with Northern New Mexico Environment Department Inspector Michael Bencomo to request a food service training session for their growing staff. Bencomo provided that training this afternoon in the Los Alamos Time Out Pizzeria meeting room, which also was opened to the owners and staff of other local restaurants including the Blue Window Bistro, Creole Nouvelle and Ruby K’s as well as folks from mobile eateries around the area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

About 50 people attended today’s food service training session in the meeting room at the Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Following a short break in the program, NMED Inspector Michael Bencomo sprays a solution on the hands of participants to determine whether they washed them properly. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The New Mexico Environment Department Food Program works to protect employees, consumers and the general public from adverse health and safety conditions, such as foodborne illness in public food establishments throughout the state. Inspector Michael Bencomo geared his presentation today to promoting food safety and discussed the factors that contribute to outbreaks, techniques to prevent food borne illness, temperature control and maintenance, personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing and good food handling practices. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com