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Stop tampering with food handlers' permits, Manchester Health Department warns

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester Health Department today released a statement warning residents to stop tampering with food handlers' permits issued to them as it could result in a fine or imprisonment. 

The Health Department says it has noted an increase in the attempts by people to tamper with the food handlers' permits, in an effort to avoid the legal renewal process and the associated costs.  

However, the department in the statement reminds the public that the food handlers' permit is a legal document and if people are caught interfering with it, they will be subjected to legal recourse which may result in a fine not exceeding one million dollars or 12 months imprisonment.

The Health Department is asking members of the public to ensure that they make the requisite application at the nearest health department in their parish for the renewal of their permits.