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The Ministry of Health is hosting training sessions for owners, managers and employees of food businesses on the south coast aimed at ensuring that proper hygiene practices are maintained in light of the on-going sewage problems in the area.
While mitigating measures put in place by the Barbados Water Authority have resulted in an end to the sewage spills over the last several days, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth George said that the Ministry would continue to do all in its power to ensure that public health was protected.
In this regard, the training sessions, being conducted by staff of the Ministry and the Environmental Health Department, are focused on areas such as food safety practices, cleaning and sanitising, and vector control and pest management.
The next session takes place on Tuesday, January 16, from 10 a.m. to midday at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dayrells Road, St Michael.
Business owners interested in participating in these sessions may contact Health Promotion Officer in the Ministry, Donna Barker at 467-9454 or the Ministry’s Health Line at 467-9500. (BGIS)