Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
The Environmental Health Division is announcing the resumption of food handlers’ clinics for Anegada with the first clinic being held tomorrow, November 22.
Environmental Health Officer, Candaicy David said that the food handlers’ clinics are very important to the work of the Division especially during this period where more than normal, persons are purchasing and consuming food from establishments.
Ms. David said, “As a result, the possibility of food borne illnesses is a real concern for the Division and we want to continue to ensure that we reinforce basic food handling and food safety principles.”
According to Ms. David, the clinics are being resumed on Anegada first because it is logistically possible.
Two food handler sessions will be conducted in the Anegada Library on Wednesday, November 22. The first session will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and the second session will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Persons renewing their food handler’s certificates are required to present their expired certificates, social security card, work permit and/or picture identification.
“The Division is only in a position to renew or replace food handler’s cards once we can verify that cards were valid pre-hurricane.” Ms. David noted.
For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Division at telephone number 852-7782.
The Environmental Health Division is committed to ensuring that all aspects of the environment with the potential to negatively impact health are managed efficiently to enable all persons in the BVI to attain and maintain optimal health and social well-being.