Lecture On Food Handlers/Food Operators and Inspection of Food Establishment and Water-Refilling Stations at the Municipality of Lanuza, Surigao Del Sur

Look ! Last February 1, 2023, the Provincial Health Office-Environment Health and Sanitation Program Team, spearheaded by Mr. Rodrigo S. Gordo - Sanitation Inspector IV, gave lectures on Food Handlers and Food Operators at Lanuza Mega Gym, Brgy. Zone II, Lanuza, Surigao Del Sur. The said activity was participated by 176 residents.

The following topics were discussed:

  1. (i) Orientation about Food Operators and Food Handlers - Presidential Decree 856 “ Code on Sanitation of the Philippine,  (ii) Food Hygiene/Safety and Its Importance to Public Health and (iii) Common Causes of Food Poisoning, all three (3) lectures were presented by Mr. Rodrigo S, Gordo- SI IV;
  2. Food Safety Hazards, presented by Ms. Lorna Ramirez- SI II;
  3. Personal Hygiene/Handwashing, presented by Ms. Melinda Gascon, SI II;
  4. Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning and Pest Control, presented by Mylienne  Ariarte- SI III; and lastly,
  5. Safe Methods of Preparing, Cooking, Serving of Foods, presented by Fidel Taripe III- SI II.

The activity promotes healthy and safe handling of food among food handlers and food operators to prevent illnesses and contamination brought by improper handling and operations especially to the public. 

Moreover, the Provincial Health Office-Environmental Health and Sanitation Program Team conducted inspection on food establishments and water-refilling stations throughout the Municipality of Lanuza, Surigao Del Sur last February 2 until February 3, 2023.

Four (4) water-refilling stations, four (4) bakeshops, fifteen (15) carenderia/restaurants, one (1) catering service, one (1) snack house, one (1) burger station and one (1) public market underwent inspection conducted by the aforementioned team.

The inspection made sure that all food establishments and water stations are following the standard health and sanitation protocols and procedures to ensure safe food and water to the consumer.