MOH Commences Annual Food- Handlers Training

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:34 PM- George's, Grenada

 ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, JULY 4, 2017, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - Grenadians who are interested in becoming certified food-handlers will have an opportunity to enroll in the Ministry of Health /PAHO-HACCP certification program.

The Ministry’s annual food-handlers training program, which covers nine modules, is expected to start Wednesday July 4, 2017 in St. Andrew at the environmental health office upstairs the new vegetables market in Grenville, St. Andrew.

Francis Balwant, the senior environmental health officer who heads the operations at St. Andrew, confirmed to the GIS that the training is only intended for new persons that are interested in becoming certified food-handlers and not existing food-handlers.

Training sessions in Grenville continue on the 11 and 13 of July.

The training will cover the following topics;

1.       Introduction to Food-safety.
2.       Personal Hygiene.
3.       Purchasing, Receiving
4.       Safe Food Storage Practices.
5.       Safe reheating thawing and freezing
6.       Cleaning & Sanitation.
7.       Vector Control
8.       Food Safety Legislation.
9.       Introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

Training in St. David’s will take place on July 17, 18 and 19 at La Sagesse Natural Works and in St. Patrick’s on July 25, 26 and 27 at the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School in Sauteurs.

The objective of the training exercise is to impact knowledge to food handlers on approved methods of preparation and vending of foods for human consumption.

 The training will include, lectures, via power point presentations, interactive session’s, handouts and evaluation.

On completion of the 9 modules participants would be expected to prepare and offer foods that are safe for human consumption, in accordance with (HACCP) standards and to prevent and control the occurrences of food borne illnesses among consumers.  All the training sessions begins at 1:30:pm sharp.

Food Handlers Training Programme 2017 Schedule




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