FOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES AMONG FOOD VENDORS
Prior to the medical exercise in the Municipality the Environmental Health Unit organized a sensitization seminar on the 3rd August, 2022 for food vendors and school feeding caterers.
Venue: the venue for the meeting was Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Asuom
Time: the meeting started at 9:30am and ended at 12: 16pm
The meeting was attended by 55 participants; out of the 55partcipants 11 were school feeding caterers while 44 were food vendors. In all nine (9) males and forty-six females attended the program
The Municipal Environmental health officer in the person of Mr. Stephen Asante communicated to the food vendors about the importance of hand washing; he said frequent hand washing has the potential of preventing diarrhea diseases such as cholera and typhoid. The participants were made to understand the need to cook food adequately to kill pathogens, avoiding cross contamination during handling and cooking of food.
Participants were made to understand the need to
It was further reiterated to the food handlers, the importance of food and nutrition to the well-being of people in the Municipality, they were made to know that we do not only eat for satisfaction but for energy and body building as such the nutrition cannot be taken for granted. They were advised to include vegetables in their food preparation because it contains vitamins that promote healthy growth.
There should be more health education and sensitization of food and drink handlers in the municipality.
The food and drink handlers showed their appreciation to management for organizing such program to educate them. The Municipal Environmental Health Officer assured the food vendors that environmental health officers will continue to intensify hygiene education throughout the municipality to ensure food hygiene and safety. The orientation was a success.