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DEH Offers Courses

Offered by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH), certification courses in basic food hygiene began last month.

DEH officials urge all persons working in the food industry who have not yet taken one of these training courses, or those needing to update their certification, to register to attend.

Course dates are as listed below:

February, 24, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

March 10, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

March 24, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

April 14, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

April 28, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

May 5, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

May 19, 2010 BASIC HYGIENE

Each session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the DEH conference room in the CI Environmental Centre, located at 580 North Sound Road.

A registration cost of $15 per person covers all materials and fees should be paid at DEH headquarters, also at 580 North Sound Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Basic Food Handlers' training will equip participants with sufficient knowledge to prevent food-borne illness and the spread of food-borne pathogens. Certification lasts for three years. Persons wishing to continue as food handlers after expiry must renew their certification.

For more information, call the DEH at 949-6696.

For further information contact: Tania Johnson - DEH