MUNICIPIO Inabanga conducted anew its annual refresher course

MUNICIPIO Inabanga conducted anew its annual refresher course to ensure that food handlers here have mastered the skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene, proper nutrition, cleanliness and municipal ordinances.

  Dr. Madonna Andaya, municipal health officer, gave the training rationale to the food establishment operators and food handlers at the cultural center Friday

   "The training aims to identify and integrate different proper ways of 
community environmental sanitation, health, sanitation in food preparation and food business operations through the different topics in this food handlers seminar," she said.

  The refresher focused on preparing as well as serving food.

  Andaya, Provincial Sanitary Inspector Chona Mesias, public health nurses Rolinda Melecio and Judith Esto,  Municipal Councilor AlexLofranco, Rural Sanitary Inspector-designate Rex Gudelosao,  Nemesio Doblas and Jesus LogroƱo gave inputs to the  
training.

  Topics covered food and waterborne diseases, reducing the risk of food poisoning incidents, health and personal hygiene requirements, cleanliness, proper food preparation, basic hand washing, water sanitation, ASIN Law,  code of sanitation, implementing rules and business permits.

  Inabanga has over a thousand food establishment operators and food handlers 
expected to participate in the three batches of the refresher – a requisite in securing new or renewal of business permits.

  To give convenience to islanders, the third batch of refresher will be held in Barangay Cuaming.