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Practice as a Food Handler


In order to practice as a Food Handler in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a Health Certificate for Food Handlers from a Chief Medical Officer of the Medical and Public Health Services of the Ministry of Health.

The term Food Handler refers to a person that comes into contact with foodstuffs that are not pre-packed and is employed in any capacity on the site of a food business

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Any individual is eligible to apply in order to obtain a Health Certificate for Food Handlers provided that a Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health is satisfied that the state of his/her (the applicant's) health is such that it does not pose any risk to food safety.

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Food Handlers are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Regulations on the Hygiene and Official Controls on Foodstuffs of 2006, and Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs, as periodically amended, and also, among others, to always have their health certificate for food handlers readily available to be presented to the authorised officer of the competent authority during the official control of the food business premises.

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Download the Acrobat fileRegulations on the Hygiene and Official Controls on Foodstuffs of 2006, amd Regulation (EC) No. 852-2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs.pdf
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Download the Acrobat fileGovernmental General Hospitals - Contact Details.pdf

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