The Environmental Health Department continues to be concerned about the large volumes of meat and other foods that are prepared and left overnight by families, in hopes of reusing within the next day or two.
Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdinia Carbon says there are not many facilities available for storage of meat and food items, and individuals need to be careful about the volume of food they prepare, and how long they keep these foods, which could become contaminated and result in food borne diseases.
During festivities the ministry of health says it is plagued with reports of individuals falling ill due to food borne diseases from contaminated food.
Carbon says when food reaches room temperature and it stays for 4 to 5hours, micro-organisms, particularly the pathogenic ones which cause diseases,begin growing on those foods.
Carbon is also urging members of the public to be careful as to what they purchase when they are out in public.
Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdinia Carbon.
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