20 Vatu cooks with their Certificates

It is required by law that all 20 Vatu cooks in Port Vila are legally registered to sell foods at all 20 Vatu food stalls in Port Vila.

This is why a total of 37 cooks were awarded with their Certificates following a three-day Food Safety Workshop at Tagabe Anglican Church beginning yesterday.

This is the first of many more similar workshops to be organised to ensure that all food stall owners are registered to provide food service to the public in the Capital.

Four food health trainers; two men and two women were responsible for the training programme.

One of the participants who sells number eight “kato” at Ohlen says, “I am grateful for this workshop because I know it is vital that the hot ‘kato’ I provide for breakfast is healthy and has quality for my customers,” she said.

Teaching food handling has to be eye catching to encourage potential customers to buy the foods that are sold.

The Food Safety Certificate was awarded to all the mothers to last for two years. “This is to ensure that all foods provided are clean and germ free for the hungry public to buy to eat. “Our job is to contribute towards reducing diseases in Port Vila and the country,” one of the trainers explained.