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Food handlers told to remove all barbecue grills after use


The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is advising food handlers who own and operate barbecue grills that, with immediate effect, they are to remove all grills from public places or operation sites after they have been used.{{more}}

Food handlers are further advised that disposable glasses and cups, foam/sponges, plastic and other like material are not to be used to light grills, given that material of this type releases toxic/poisonous chemicals that will contaminate the food being prepared on the grills.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment urges the complete cooperation of all food handlers as huge efforts are being made to maintain good food safety practices throughout the country.

Failure to comply with the aforementioned may result in legal action being taken by the Public Health Department within the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, pursuant to the Public Health Act no. 9 of 1977.