Food Handler's training and certification for the sister islands is specially scheduled by the Environmental Health Division and advertised or announced in advance for food handlers and food business operators.

Yes.  This training is compulsory for all food handlers (temporary or full time).

The Trade Licence is a conditional licence that authorises ownership of the business but it does not set regulatory standards for operation of the food establishment.  All food businesses are regulated under the Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations 1972.

Yes. The course is approved by the Government of the Virgin Islands as a certified food handler training program.

Yes.  After this training you will become a certified food handler.

Yes.  There is a final examination.  After delivery of the presentation you would be given a written test to assess your knowledge and the food handler's certificate would then be issued.

Yes.  The minimum standard requirements are available for guidance.  Please contact the Division for further information.

While it is impractical to go into the bushes to search for and destroy mosquito breeding grounds, Vector Control Officers routinely visit the ponds, ghuts, drains and other known places where storm water settles.  Through these actions the Vector Control Officers employ various techniques to curb the breeding of mosquitoes.

All food handlers must be free from communicable diseases and keep all parts of their clothing as clean as reasonably practicable.  They must have short clean fingernails free from artificial nails, wash hands as often as necessary and be free from any infected cut or abrasion.