Over 30 food handlers are currently taking part in an ongoing training course in Basic Food Safety, staged by the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health.

The programme, which began yesterday, Tuesday, February 22 will run until Friday, and is being held at the Ministry’s Training Room, Jemmotts Lane, St. Micheal.?? Another course will be staged from Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18.

According to Chief Environmental Health Officer, Tyrone Applewhaite, the module was designed to promote safe preparation and serving of food, by highlighting the practices, attitudes and practical application of public health standards, based on Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles.??????????

The course includes a look at the threats that affect food safety, how personal hygiene affects food safety, purchasing and receiving, safe food storage and practices, safe freezing, thawing and reheating, sanitising to promote food safety, vector control and the guiding legislation and HACCP principles.??

In the coming weeks, interested persons may register for Introduction to Institutional Hygiene Tuesday, March 8 to Friday, March 11 and Introduction to Vector Control, Monday, February 28 until Thursday, March 3.?? More information may be obtained by calling 271-4799.????


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