To ensure the safety and health standards of students the Food control Department of Dubai Municipality has started a specific training course for school canteen supervisors.
The first training was conducted on 25th June at the Al Tawar Centre where 200 supervisors from different schools in Dubai were guided by Mr Basheer Hassan, the food safety expert of municipality.
The course will continue till 3rd July and is aimed at educating the supervisors about the basics and principles of safe food and drinks along with other provisions of the canteens.
The training would help support food poison monitoring system in schools in addition to creating awareness on the common malpractices in preparing the food and corrective actions in cooperation with the food inspectors of Dubai Municipality.
‘The civic body and DHA have already jointly issued a manual for school canteens, which encompasses many parts such as food safety, healthy nutrition and related instructions,’ Khalid said.