Food safety for Auki women

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

Auki

ABOUT 25 women in Auki will today complete a three-day training on food handling and hygiene.

Malaita Provincial Chief Health Inspector, Ms Gloria Siwainao said the training is purposely to reach out to vendors to increase their knowledge on practices requiring food handling and hygiene.

She said the training is the second phase follow-up of a first programme, held last year.

Siwainao said the importance of the training is for the women to understand health safety of food and hygiene.

“Because these women sell food to public, and selling food in public places requires healthy standard.

“In addition to that there are other requirements in placed that women must know their roles and responsibility according to food act.

“This is so that when we tell vendors on certain areas they fail or need to improve on their food practices, they can easily understand.

“Another area is this training will help women to be on a same line when talk about areas on food handling and hygiene,” she said.

Siwainao said the training comes under UN Women – Market for Change programme and is funded by DFAT.

Under the market for change programme, it looks at helping women vendors with necessary skills and knowledge on how to improve on their market practices.

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