The food industry is an important part of the economy of the Cayman Islands and it plays a significant role in the tourism product of this country. Residents and visitors demand high standards of hygiene from the food establishments they visit, and the safety of the food they eat is an important prerequisite.
Food businesses have a duty of care to ensure that the foods they produce are safe to eat.
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) employs Environmental Health Officers in the Food Safety team whose task it is to ensure that all food businesses operate in a safe and hygienic way.
In order to ensure that these duties are met the Food Safety team undertakes the following activities:-
The DEH is committed to ensuring that the foods that are consumed in the Cayman Islands are safe and wholesome to eat.
For further information about food safety, please contact DEH at (345) 949-6696.
Food safetyWikipedia: Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. →
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) protects the public from environmental health related hazards through measures and activities including management of food hygiene and safety, laboratory services, district sanitation and rodent control, engineering and developmental control, solid and hazardous wastes including waste collection, recycling and disposal; and public education and promotion programmes.
DEH is regulated by two laws, the Litter Law and the Public Health Law and Regulations. There are no regulations for the Litter Law.
The Litter Law (1997 Revision)
Public Health Law (2002 Revision)
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