Food Safety Comes First at Cricket World Cup 2007

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March 28 /CNW/ -- A programme of extensive and
intensive training in food handling has been executed across the region for
food handlers Cricket World Cup 2007 venues.
    The training was carried out by experts from the Pan American Health
Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), along with the Trinidad and
Tobago-based Caribbean Epidemiological Centre (CAREC), and funded by the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
    All caterers inside the venues are trained to the same high standard
across the region and have received official certification.  The aim of the
programme is to ensure that the thousands of fans coming to the Caribbean can
enjoy a complete Caribbean experience, with each venue offering a taste of its
respective local culinary specialties.
    "Food safety is being treated with the same level of seriousness and
professionalism for the Cricket World Cup as security or any other aspect of
this historic event in the Caribbean," said Ms. Veta Browne, Coordinator for
the Public Health Sub-programme with CARICOM IMPACS, who worked on the
    More than 1,000 caterers who registered an interest in the food and
beverage operation for CWC 2007 have now received training and certification.
This includes Kentucky Fried Chicken, the only international franchise to have
gained access to the CWC 2007 food and beverage programme.

    Editor's Note: The Regional Spokesman is based at CARICOM IMPACS Regional
Communications Centre (RCC) in Barbados.

    Contact details for the RCC are as follows: -
    Telephone: + (246) 310-2299
    Fax: + (246) 421-2195


For further information:

For further information: RCC, +1-246-310-2299, fax, +1-246-421-2195,

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