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Handling Food

Certification courses in basic food hygiene are again underway, offered by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH).

Persons working in the food industry who have not yet taken one of these training courses, or who need to update their certification (which is good for three years), should register to attend.

The course is offered on Tuesdays through December. The dates are 21st September, 5th and 19th October, 2nd and 23rd November and 7th December.

The sessions are from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the DEH conference room in the Cayman Islands Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road.

A $15 registration fee, which also covers course materials, should be paid at the DEH office on any weekday.

"Operators of food businesses are reminded all personnel who handle food must be trained," said Senior Food Safety Officer Gideon Simms. He added that training will equip participants with sufficient knowledge to prevent food-borne illness and the spread of food-borne pathogens.

To register employees for these important workshops, or for more information, call 949-6696.