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BWU talks health

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

BWU talks health

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AS THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION gets ready to launch its medical plan, general secretary Toni Moore says that the time may have come for the Barbados National Standards Institution to set healthy standards for those selling food.

Moore made the comments as she addressed Day 2 of the BWU’s Week Of Excellence held at Solidarity House on Tuesday.

She said owners of fast food enterprises, importers, food manufacturers, restaurant and canteen owners, as well as itinerant vendors had a “grave responsibility” to the island to ensure that consumers ate healthily.

“We are being cautioned daily, by the health experts, that we should seek to reduce the salt, sugar and fat levels in our food. We believe there must be some way by which Barbados, perhaps through the Barbados National Standards Institution or some other relevant body, could monitor and set standards in this regard,” she said.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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