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Unlicensed food vendors a concern

CARLOS ATWELL, ​carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 07 December 2019


Former senior environmental health officer Kenrick Welch showing how fish should be stored for sale – covered in ice. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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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