Training on “Safe Food Handling Practices”

The Department of Veterinary Public health and COHEART organized training on “Safe food handling practices” for food service establishments of Wayanad district. The objective of the training was to enlighten the kitchen workers to ensure the food safety through hygiene and to up-grade the sanitary conditions of the firm with respect to the guidelines issued by the food safety and standards act, 2006.  Major Hotels adjoining NH 212 from Wayanad Border at Lakkidi to Sulthan Bathery were randomly selected and trained on “Safe food handling practices” by the expert team associated with the project. As a part of the work, the team visited the hotels. The employees were made aware about the basics of Food safety, safe food cooking and personal hygiene. Use of hygiene kits was demonstrated. Various safety tips while working on Kitchen was elaborated for eg. Fire safety. The salient points of Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 was detailed. Water samples collected from hotels during training were evaluated. These samples were analysed for quality parameters; both physical and microbiological without any cost. Educational Leaflets were distributed. A food safety kiosk was installed in the Department which provides first-hand information on food safety as well as guidelines for food service establishments on all aspects of hygiene and safety

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