REPORT ON TRAINING OF FOOD VENDORS ON FOOD HYGIENE PRACTICE AND FOOD NUTRITION.

The above training was organized quarterly by the Environmental health officers led by the DEHO to ensure that all food preparation centers are clean to prevent any contamination that will cause diseases. The 2021 first quarter was held from 20th to 30th April, 2021 at BAFKENT HOTEL, Jema. The participants were 41 in number taking through environmental health and personal hygiene education to improve the hygienic preparation and handling of food. Also the participants were educated on balance nutritious food especially meals meant for school children to prevent malnutrition. The unit collaborated with the EPA, FDA, MOFA, GES and SOCIAL WELFARE during these training exercises.

Food is the most important commodity in human life and therefore need proper handling method that would prevent food borne diseases. It is therefore against this backdrop that the environmental Health Unit and other Departments are taking the initiatives to sensitize food, drinks and other consumable products vendors to improve the hygienic preparation of food meant for public consumption. The aim of this training exercise is to prevent diseases such as Typhoid, Hepatitis B, food poison and feaco-oral disease associated with their vending business.

The health officers stressed the importance of annual medical screening of food and vendors to know their health status and that of theirs assistant to safe guard the interest of their customers. http://ksda.gov.gh/mdocuments-library/

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