Food certification courses for Pirates Week vendors

The Department of Environmental Health will conduct two special Food Handler’s Certification Courses on Thursday and Saturday for Pirates Week food vendors and their assistants.

All those planning to serve food or manage food stalls during the 2014 Pirates Week Festival must have up-to-date food handler’s certifications from the Department of Environmental Health. All food handlers who need certification must register and complete the training.

Training dates are Thursday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Nov. 1. Early registration is encouraged.

Each session will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DEH main office at the Cayman Islands Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road.

A registration fee of $15 per person covers all materials; fees should be paid at the DEH office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday or Friday. Payment for the Saturday course must be made during regular business hours.

At the end of the course, food handlers will have the knowledge to prevent food-borne illness and the spread of disease. Certification is for three years. Those who want to continue as food handlers must renew the certification once it expires.

For more information, contact DEH at 949-6696 in Grand Cayman.

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