Training events to support local firms

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ANGUS Council is supporting food businesses in the county through a series of training events.

In a latest development for the county, the authority’s environmental health section has now gained approval from the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland to run Intermediate level food hygiene course for the first time.

These are designed for supervisors and managers, and the first course will be run over three days from March 9 at Bruce House in Arbroath.

The council spokesman on environmental health issues, Councillor David May said: “It is imperative that local food businesses have access to professional low cost food hygiene training in Angus.

“I am delighted that we now have approval from the REHIS, to add to the courses available to local businesses.

“This forms part of our ongoing commitment to support local employers as much as possible, especially during the present difficult trading conditions.”

Bookings are being taken on a first come first served basis, however those businesses wishing to apply for an EATsafe award in Angus will be given priority.

The EATsafe award is given to food businesses who meet standards in food hygiene which are in excess of that required by current food hygiene legislation. A booking form is available on the council website, alternatively contact 01307 473913 or email bellc1@angus.gov.uk