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2018 Food Handlers’ Badges

The public is hereby notified that effective Monday 21st May 2018, all applicants for food handlers’ badges will be required to supply one (1) passport size picture with white background, in addition to other requirements listed below.

2018 Food Handlers’ Badges

Processing Days: Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


1. One (1) valid form of identification (passport or electoral identification card and a copy)

2. Medical certificate (within last three (3) months)- Only Port of Spain Corporation Medical Forms are to be used\

3.One (1) passport size picture, with white background

4. Sixty dollars (TT$60.00) processing fee

5. Attend a Food Safety lecture at City Hall

Itinerant Vendors:

1. Food Handlers’ badges will NOT be issued to anyone vending on the pavement or roadway as same is prohibited

2. Persons vending in car parks and vacant lots are required to produce an original letter from the owner/agent indicating permission to use the premises for the stated purpose

3. Completed “Out of the City” forms (available at City Hall) must be submitted by applicants preparing food outside of Port of Spain

Non- Nationals

1. All non-nationals must produce their bonafide passport (and copy) as a form of identification.

2. An endorsement from the Immigration Division granting permission to work (work permit) in Trinidad and Tobago ( and a copy) MUST also be produced.

Dress code:
1. Itinerant/Special Occasion Vendors

Head covering, white coats, shirt jackets or overall MUST be at ALL times and kept clean whilst vending

2. Establishments
Head covering/uniforms/overalls MUST be worn at ALL times and kept clean

On site processing:

Please contact the Public Health Department for further information

Telephone # 299-0870 ext. 2500/2506