Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Safer food with a clean scene

I applaud the enterprise of those vendors who set up food stalls nightly at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. As a patron of these stalls and user of the Savannah, I wish to highlight some public health concerns.

During the daytime numerous pigeons can be seen rummaging through leftovers and food droppings in the area where these stalls are erected. Also there are areas on the paved surfaces on where there is a concentration of oil and grease —factors which seem to suggest that the location should be power-washed properly before these stalls/tents are erected.

This letter is in no way meant to inhibit anyone vending there from earning an honest dollar, but merely to highlight potential health hazards which if properly addressed might ensure we all eat cleaner, safer and better food.

David Maunday