B-Mets "Keep it Kleen" with food safety training

By Alexandra Montgomery

B-Mets "Keep it Kleen" with food safety training

April 6, 2013 Updated Apr 6, 2013 at 8:16 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Those getting food from a concession stand at the Binghamton Mets Stadium this season are buying from trained college and high school-aged food-handlers.

The students received an extra food and safety training presentation Saturday from the locally based safety education organization Keep it Kleen.

The organization teamed up with the B-Mets to teach their employees the basics, like washing hands and using gloves.

Keep it Kleen says food and safety training can help save lives.

"People get sick every day from foodborne illness," said Julie Lovelass, Director of Operations for Keep it Kleen. "And the majority of foodborne illnesses are caused by bare-hand contact or dirty hands."

The students watched a training video and then took a 10 question test. Keep it Kleen says everyone passed.