Department of Environment Health Offers Courses

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Published 11th February 2010, 4:19pm

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:

  1. February, 24, 2010 — BASIC HYGIENE
  2. March 10, 2010 — BASIC HYGIENE
  3. March 24, 2010 — BASIC HYGIENE
  4. April 14, 2010 — BASIC HYGIENE
  5. April 28, 2010 — BASIC HYGIENE
  6. May 5, 2010 — BASIC HYGIENE
  7. 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.