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CHCC-BEH to conduct food security training

(CHCC) —The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation’s Bureau of Environmental Health, in partnership with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration West Coast Imports Division, is holding a four day training session from July 16 to 19. The training will discuss federal requirements for the import, export, manufacturing, and labeling of food and drink products sold in the CNMI, as well as environmental inspections and preventive controls for food.

The training will include agency representatives from the CNMI Consumer Protection Task Force, who play a role in ensuring the health and safety of food products distributed throughout the islands. The BEH is looking forward to building relationships for future collaboration, increasing awareness about agency programs, and sharing current approaches and best practices for compliance with BEH regulations.

The FDA officers are also scheduled to meet with Seaport Tenants for a short presentation and question and answer session. Seaport Tenants are comprised of all seaport stakeholders: Commonwealth Port Authority police and personnel, regulatory personnel, and cargo and cruise shipping agents.

This opportunity was made possible in part through grant funding from the Association of Food & Drug Officials Retail Program Standards (Grant No. G-T-1810-06265 and G-SP-1709-05518), with the overarching goal of strengthening BEH capacity to continue to meet the requirements for standardization as an FDA food safety inspection officer.

CHCC also wants to inform the public that during this training BEH services will be limited to entertaining customer calls, accepting requests for inspections, and responding to complaints that are classified as imminent health and safety hazards. CHCC apologizes for the inconvenience.

For more information, contact the BEH at 664-4870/2/3.

For more information about its programs, follow CHCC Facebook and Twitter at @cnmichcc, check out its website at www.chcc.gov.mp or call 234-8950.