On 27-28 November, the Department of Environmental Health will be running two Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Courses for food handlers working in hotels and restaurants in Little Cayman.
The courses will be held at the Little Cayman Beach Resort.
These courses aim to ensure that staffs responsible for providing food to consumers are provided with up-to-date information on a wide range of food hygiene topics, stated a press release.
Food handlers will learn about the causes of food-borne illness and food spoilage, e.g. bacteria and moulds, and be given information regarding the key critical controls to prevent outbreaks of food poisoning. These include:
• Prevention of cross contamination, including microbiological, physical and chemical contamination;
• Safe storage of foods;
• Proper temperature control, including cold storage, cooking, cooling, reheating and thawing of foods;
• The importance of good personal hygiene and illness reporting;
• Cleaning and disinfection;
• Pest control; and
• Equipment and structural requirements for kitchens and stores.
All food businesses are invited to attend. Participants will be required to take a short examination to ensure they have achieved the necessary standard of knowledge and understanding; all successful participants will be awarded the DEH Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.
For more information on this course, contact Mark Robson (Environmental Health Officer), Course Coordinator at 949-6696.