Ministry of Health & Social Development
Environmental Health
Release Date:
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 12:53pm

The public is advised to purchase all foods from safe sources this holiday season. Inspect foods for safe temperature, colour, odour, texture and packaging.  Also, arrange for foods to be delivered at times when they can be inspected.

Foods should be immediately placed in cold storage (refrigerators and freezers) after purchase.  Place dry foods in clean pantry/cupboards, follow the first-in-first-out rule and pay attention to expiration dates.

Discard foods that have expired.


Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286