Health Minister Advocates For Food Safety

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 - 5:16pm

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn is encouraging everyone working in the food industry to handle and prepare food responsibly so that it is safe and suitable for consumption.

Remarks By Minister For Health And Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn On World Food Safety Day

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 - 2:36pm

Warm greetings to everyone on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, which is celebrated every year on June 7th.

World Food Safety Day presents an opportunity to highlight the importance of being more conscious of what we eat - in order to prevent, detect, and manage foodborne illnesses, and achieve better health.

Jif Peanut Butter Recall- Potential Contamination

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 4:52pm

The Environmental Health Division is informing the public that the J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled several Jif peanut butter products because of potential salmonella contamination.

Food Security And Sustainability Act Public Meetings

Wednesday, 9 February 2022 - 2:47pm

The public is invited to another in the series of virtual public meetings to discuss the Food Security and Sustainability Act.

Food Security, A Priority

Monday, 31 January 2022 - 10:42am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is committed to ensuring that our food production sectors are progressive and sustained through the support of legislation. 

Last Food Handlers Sessions On December 7

Friday, 12 November 2021 - 3:20pm

Owners of food establishments and food handlers are notified that the Environmental Health Division will be hosting the last virtual food handlers sessions for the year on Tuesday, December 7 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Preparations Underway To Observe World Food Day

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 - 10:16am

Residents of the Virgin Islands are invited to the opening ceremony to observe World Food Day on Saturday, October 16 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sir Olva Georges’ Plaza in Road Town.

Honourable Wheatley To Spend World Food Day With Farmers

Friday, 8 October 2021 - 4:40pm

Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has said that he will observe World Food Day on October 16, with farmers and fishers at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town.

Free ServSafe Food Protection Management Course

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 4:19pm

Executive chefs, kitchen managers and supervisors are expected to benefit from a free three-day ServSafe Food Safety Protection Management Course hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Development in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization.

Residents Urged To Beware Of An Increase In Fish Poisoning

Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 4:46pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is notifying the public that there is a surge in Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) within the last three weeks.

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