The Municipal Health Office (MHO) headed by Dr. Arnold M. Cagulada conducted a short course for food handlers on December 12 at the Capt. Gregorio “Goyo” Casenas Hall located at the municipal building.
The course was attended by food handlers, food establishment operators/owners and street vendors operating within the municipality.
The MHO’s goal is to update the knowledge of these operators on proper food preparation, handling/serving, food protection and storage towards preventing the transmission of food borne diseases.
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to learn how to analyze working environment hazards; causes of food borne diseases; proper food preparation in connection with physical hygiene and sanitized utensils and cooking equipment.
Topics tackled were Role of Food Handlers in the Transmission of Food Borne Diseases with Dr. Arnold M. Cagulada; Food Sanitation (Food Safety, Food Preparation, Food Handling/Services, Food Protection, Food Storage) facilitated by Ma. Magdalena Collano, sanitary inspector of Loon; Sanitation Requirements in Operating Food Establishments, Sanitation Facilities Requirements (Requirements regarding Equipment & Utensils) and Legal Grounds for Revocation of Permit were facilitated by Mr. Rolando Obenza, sanitary inspector of Loon.
An open forum followed where the participants aired concerns and questions.