Food safety course offered online

Course is aimed at those who want to learn how to safely handle and prepare food

A new online food-safety course from St. John Ambulance B.C. and Yukon is aiming to stop the spread of food-borne illnesses.

Designed for the hospitality industry, the course is aimed at those who want to learn how to safely handle and prepare food but don’t have time to take a classroom course.

The $90 course is recognized in B.C. and across the country as meeting the training requirements for food-industry workers.

It can be completed with a minimum of eight hours and is followed by a one-day exam at a St. John Ambulance branch.  The closest branch to the Lower North Thompson is in Kamloops.

Training is valid for five years. To register, visit sja.ca.