Food Safety Week is an annual event held to promote the importance of good food hygiene in the home.
As part of Food Safety Week 2011 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s food safety team promoted the publication of the Gaelic translation of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland “Introduction to Food Hygiene Course Handbook”. “We have been promoting good food hygiene practices and hand hygiene through school visits and this translation is very useful when talking to Gaelic medium classes” explains Ruth Macaskill, an Environmental Health Officer with the Comhairle. “Good food hygiene practices taught to schoolchildren will hopefully feed back to good practices in the home”.
Airson seachdainn sàbhailteachd-bìdh a chomharrachadh, thug Comhairle nan Eilean Siar lethbhreac den leabhrain mu shàbhailteachd-bìdh a th’air ùr thighinn a-mach ann an Gàidhlig do gach sgoilear anns a’ chiad dà bhliadhna san aonad Ghàidhlig ann an Sgoil Lacasdail ann an Leòdhas.
To mark Food Safety week, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar gave copies of the food safety books that have newly been translated into Gaelic, to each pupil in Primary One and Two in the Gaelic Medium Unit at Laxdale Primary School in Lewis.
The photograph shows Laxdale Gaelic Medium Class P1/2 with the new Gaelic Food Hygiene Handbook