Food safety is on the menu for Dervock communities

Pictured are members awarded the Food Safety Level II course organised in Dervock. Included is facilitator Penney Johnston. inbm25-16s
Pictured are members awarded the Food Safety Level II course organised in Dervock. Included is facilitator Penney Johnston. inbm25-16s

Ultoniae Cultural and Heritage Society were approached by community based groups from the Bushmills and Ballintoy (North Antrim area) to solicit financial support for organising a Food Safety ‘Level II’ course – a prerequisite necessary in food proficiency.

Frankie Cunningham, Project coordinator explained: “The basis for this small community-led event was to develop the Local Empowerment and to target specific groups especially women within the PIP II application. Thanks to the funding, the candidates now have a recognised qualification that will allow them to deliver programmes/projects – that brings the greater community togetherness (Social Inclusion), strengthen both personal and community capacity and that raises community spirit (Community Cohesion).”

This social event was supported by Ultoniae Cultural & Heritage Society, through the PIP II initiative (Local Empowerment and Women) - funded by the ‘International Fund for Ireland’.