11 April 2018
The Health Directorate would like to inform those persons who wish to continue Home Slaughtering that meat inspections at their home will cease from Saturday, 30 June 2018, unless their slaughter facility has been approved and registered in compliance with the Minimum Requirements issued in April 2017.
Applications for approval/registration for a slaughter facility should reach the Environmental Health Office at least six weeks prior to being approved by the Health Protection Board.
The Health Directorate also wishes to remind all food business operators that, following the implementation of the Food Safety Legislation in April 2017, no person shall carry on a food business unless they have registered such a food business and received a licence permitting them to do so.
New food business operators should apply at least a month before intending to operate. Food businesses already registered are asked to submit an application for renewal at least a month before their licence expires.
Application forms for registration and annual licences are available from the Environmental Health Office, Health Administration Building, Nr the Hospital, Jamestown.
Food businesses requiring further information, should contact the Senior Environmental Health Officer, Georgina Young, on tel: 22500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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11 April 2018