Former senior environmental health officer Kenrick Welch showing how fish should be stored for sale – covered in ice. (Picture by Jameel Springer)
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Barbadians must check for the proper health licences in food establishments.
Former chief environmental officer Tyrone Applewhaite said unlicensed food and drinks vendors were a major public health concern.
“There are a lot of people popping up selling drinks and food without a Ministry of Health licence, which can be a food poisoning risk,” he said.
Despite the concern, Applewhaite said Barbados still had “very good” food practices but vigilance was paramount. He added that the public could also play a part. (CA)
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