Persons who are planning on selling food during this Carnival season are being urged to ensure that they practice proper hygiene both in the preparation and serving of their food in order to prevent the transmission of food-borne illnesses.

This appeal comes from Chief Environmental Health Officer, Neri James.

In an interview with WEFM News, Mr. James said there is usually an increase in the sale and consumption of food around this time, and he is urging persons to take the necessary precautions, to avoid the spread of diseases.

Mr. James said it is required that food handlers have access to clean water.

Meanwhile, Ms. Marshant Scotland, an Environmental Health Officer says persons should desist from handling money while at the same time serving food.

She said food handlers must also ensure they have a Medical Certificate.

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