BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Feb. 17 (PIA) -- To instill awareness and promote sanitation among food handlers, the local government of Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur conducted a one-day Food Handlers Class on February 15, 2012 at the Municipal Swimming Pool, this municipality.
With 60 participants from various food businesses in the locality, Rural Health Unit personnel headed by Dr. Gretchen A. Dubrico facilitated the training.
Among the topics discussed were sanitation practices like Importance of Clean Environment and Sanitized Equipments, Cleaning Frequency, Appropriate/Type of Cleaning, How to Store Foods in a Sanitary Manner, as well as the correct order of events for cleaning/sanitizing of food products and other related topics.
According to Mayor Leonardo L. Babasa, Jr., “it is a must for our food handlers to attend this class for them to be able to get a Medical Certificate – a requirement in securing a Business Permit.”
He further said, “participants will benefit from this Food Handling Class, enabling them to have a business that produces safe foods, equipping them with knowledge on issues associated with food safety and food handling practices that are relevant to their business and encourage them to practice proper sanitation at all times.” (JPA/BAG/PIA9/ALT -Zambo Sur)