Health officials says they will take the necessary steps to ensure food safety during the Independence celebrations
Health officials say they will take the necessary steps to ensure food handlers maintain the right standards required for persons preparing food, particularly during the Independence celebrations.
More so the World Creole Music Festival.
This follows a call from the consultant for the WCMF, Val Cuffy who at a press conference said everyone who will be allowed to sell and prepare food in the park must have the necessary health permits.
Cuffy also called for a greater variety of foods upon which he advised the method of preparing foods beforehand be used.
However; the Environmental Health Department is warning this needs to be done prudently following necessary measures.
One of the measures mentioned by Environmental Health Officer for Roseau South area, Ray Robinson, is to ensure foods prepared beforehand are not kept in the food safety's danger zone for more than 2 hours.
Robinson encourages that all foods be prepared on site of the event.
Environmental Health Officer for Roseau South area Ray Robinson
Meantime, Environmental Health Officer Zilma Charles echoed the advice of Robinson, urging vendors to prepare food on site.
Environmental Health Officer Zilma Charles
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