THE AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY TRAINS 24 MARKET WOMEN AND BAR OWNERS ON SANITATION ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

THE AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY TRAINS 24 MARKET WOMEN AND BAR OWNERS ON SANITATION ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

Training of food vendors, market women and bar owners on food, personal and environmental hygiene had a significant association with crucial foods hygiene and safety practices such as medical examination, hand hygiene and protection of food from flies and dust. This underscores the importance of training among food vendors. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic in the country, it has become necessary to train staff, market women, food vendors and chop bar owners on some food and personal hygiene activities which involves safety use of food stuffs, regular cleaning of environment and periodic medical screening to check of health status. This report summarizes the activities participants undertook as part of the training on food hygiene and safety, personal hygiene and environmental hygiene.

This activity was done in collaboration with Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit.

The core objective of this training was to educate food vendors and market women on issues related to environmental and good hygiene with relation to food safety.

 

At the end of the program, the participants were expected to know:

  • How to Personally take care of themselves as a food vendor and a market woman
  • Hygienic way of handling food
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Covid 19 protocols

The training was successful with 24 participants and 9 staff. There were some remarks from the invitees and other staff. Some of the recommendation suggested were;

  • Training of food vendors must be carried out regularly to ensure perpetuation of best practices in the street food vending business thereby protecting public health.
  • This training should be carried out at no cost to food vendors and a certificate should be awarded at the end of each programme.

Training manuals should be developed for trainers to serve as a guide and ensure uniformity of subject matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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