Based on the recent critical arrests made by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation regarding allegedly fraudulent distribution of food handler’s health cards, the Department of Health (DOH) has developed a new processing system for providing authorized cards territory wide.
Although 60 to 100, of the approximately 12,000-food handler’s cards, are affected by fraud, the DOH is taking the opportunity to modernize the processing and issuing operations for the cards. Commissioner of Health, Michelle S. Davis stated “This endeavor is in line with our plan to streamline and revamp the health card process at the department, in order to improve the safety and security of food handling in all food establishments in the territory.”
Current card holders are asked to stay tuned to all media outlets and the department of health’s website
and Facebook page (facebook.com/virginislandsdoh) for further information. The DOH will be issuing an alphabetical schedule (by last name) for card holders to receive their new food handler’s health cards. There will be no cost to clients and each card holder’s expiration date will remain the same.
Please note, the process of issuing new food handler health cards will begin after the holiday season. For further information or questions please contact (340) 718-1311 ext 3771.