32 Registered for Food Handlers Training and Certification

LITLE BAY – The Montserrat Development Corporation in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank’s Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) Network will be conducting a Servsafe Training and Certification for food service managers and handlers on island later this month.
food-safetyAccording to a press release from the MDC, 32 people have registered for the course. Servsafe is an internationally recognised food and beverage safety training and certification programme administered by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection.
Ms Julie Ann Laudat, Manager of JAL Training Consultancy Services, Antigua will facilitate the training exercise scheduled for April 27-30, 2015 at the Grand View Bed & Breakfast in Baker Hill.
The training is geared towards persons in the food and beverage industry, with particular emphasis on food safety.
A pre-training and pre-testing exercise was conducted March 30 at the Cultural Centre, Little Bay. This pre-test results will be used as the baseline for the actual training, the release explained.
Training starts each evening at 5pm. At the conclusion of the training exercise, participants will be expected to undergo a two-hour Servsafe Food Handlers examination, successful candidates will be awarded ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate, this certificate will be valid for five (5) years.
A nominal fee of $50 was charged for registration. Registration is now closed as the training manuals and examination have been ordered from ServSafe International.
The Environmental Health Department is working closely with the MDC on this programme, as they will conduct audit checks at the various food establishments and will also police the establishments to ensure adherence to safe food handling practices.
Mrs Jeanelle Murray-Noel, Operations Officer at CDB for the CTCS Programme will be on island for the duration of the training exercise.