Introduction to Food Hygiene Training

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Food safety is a cornerstone of public health. In light of this, initiatives such as the Food Hygiene Training Program play a critical role in ensuring that food handlers are well-versed in maintaining high standards of cleanliness and safety. The Koh Samui City Hall, with its dedicated commitment to health and environment, has launched the second batch of its Food Hygiene Training for those in the food service industry.

Importance of the Training

Foodborne illnesses can have severe consequences, not just for individual health but also for the reputation and success of a food business. Training in food hygiene equips food handlers with the necessary knowledge to prevent contamination and foodborne diseases. By adhering to the Hygiene Regulation of Food Premises B.E. 2018, food service workers are better prepared to implement safe food handling practices that protect customers and businesses alike.

Program Details

The Food Hygiene Training Program is scheduled to commence on March 28, 2024, at 9:00 AM. It will be held at the Petcharat Samui Meeting Room, which is situated within the premises of Koh Samui City Hall. This program is a collaborative effort by the Environmental Health and Sanitation Division of the Public Health and Environment Department.

Training Objectives

The key objective of this program is to disseminate knowledge on food hygiene principles. Participants will learn:

  • The significance of personal hygiene and sanitation in food handling
  • The correct procedures for cleaning, storage, and waste management
  • How to recognize and mitigate potential hazards in a food establishment
  • The legal requirements that govern the food service industry

Structure of the Program

The course is designed to cater to a broad range of participants, with a capacity for 500 individuals in total. To ensure effective learning, the training is divided into 5 separate batches, each with 100 food handlers. Each batch will undergo an intensive 3-hour session, which is focused on practical and theoretical aspects of food hygiene.

Participants and Eligibility

The program targets food handlers and operators working in various food establishments. Eligible participants include chefs, kitchen staff, food vendors, and anyone who comes into direct contact with food during its preparation, serving, or selling.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the training, participants are expected to:

  • Have a thorough understanding of food hygiene regulations
  • Be able to apply best practices in their daily operations
  • Contribute to the overall health and safety of the food service environment

Commitment to Public Health

The Koh Samui City Municipality’s initiative underscores its commitment to enhancing public health through education. By investing in training programs like these, the municipality aims to elevate the quality of life for its citizens, ensuring the provision of food that is not only delicious but also clean and safe for consumption.