Barbecue meat is among the most heavily consumed food during the carnival season, and street vendors who focus on preparing it, will next Wednesday be trained in food sanitation and hygiene practices that are of critical importance to that trade.
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Grenada Bureau of Standards will be hosting a one-day training workshop for barbecue vendors with a main focus on “Food Safety and Sanitation”.
The objective of the workshop is to ensure safer street vended foods this carnival season by improving the food sanitation and hygiene practices of vendors and entrepreneurs.
Some of the topics expected to be covered in the workshop include: basics of food sanitation, food purchasing, preparation and storage, introduction to Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), cleaning, maintenance and storage of equipment, environmental sanitation and vermin control, to name a few.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 6 August 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Grenada Bureau of Standards conference room at Queen’s Park, St George.