CBH Shuts Down Popular Food Establishment

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A popular food service establishment was asked to discontinue its service of due to a number of irregularities, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The ministry did not identify the business.

It said when Central Board of Health inspectors visited the business place on Monday, they found issues such as operating without any food safety training document, food being held in danger zone, operating without adequate hand washing facilities, employees inappropriately attired, roach infestation as well as other sanitation issues.

A large quantity of already prepared food was confiscated in the process.

Meanwhile, the Central Board of Health is encouraging individuals involved in the preparation of food to ensure that they are certified food handlers, the establishment is maintained and operated in a sanitary manner at all times, and that the establishment is free of pests and pets.

The requisite information can be attained by attending the Food Handlers Training Workshop being held monthly by CBH at the Multi-Purpose Center.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. If this action was taken in the public interest, then why not let the public know who the violators are? We deserve the right to know. I really do not have any sympathy for business operators who violate the law and risk the safely and health of the citizens. By the same token, I am calling on the Health authorities to ensure that ALL persons selling food are armed with such a certificate and there ought to be regular inspection especially on Fridays nights and Saturday nights when everyone is selling on the roadside. I know people want to make a living and I applaud that but follow the law!

  2. Useless information What am I to do with this? Is someone just patting themselves on the back?

  3. There are some businesses in Antigua & Barbuda that sell agriculture chemical products like herbicides, fertilizers, etc… Also including treatment/chemical for pesticides/insecticides and rodents. Staffs are being employ in these businesses without proper air ventilating/extractor to remove the strong chemicals odors from the operating airspace. No health Insurance benefit is being offer to these employees who risk their life daily to help the management reach their financial goals annually. The salaries and wage are not enough to afford an individual health insurance. The weekly salaries for example is between the range of $350 to $525 per week. Some management are being paid weekly $3500 to $4500 per weekly plus monthly bonus.

  4. Yall need to stop. They close the place because of the food handlers certificate. The folkes did their thing and looking to reopen tomorrow. That picture is the garbage of the refuse food. Why CBh dont go friars hill road and check the restaurant/super market that gives people food poison plenty.
    If I were the restaurant operator I would sue the Dickens out of that dunce lady that runs down cbh

    • Maybe someone should sue you for wasting their eyes, because the shit you just wrote made you come across like the dunce more than anything else.

    • You fulla sh*t!!! You work for them or you have interest in the business???? Stop pampering these ppl and let justice take its rightful place in the matter. If you have info on other businesses that prepare food and are failing to comply with the necessary requirements, then report them to CBH.

    • I thought I read they CONFISCATED PRECOOKED /STALE FOOD WHICH SEEMS TO BE A STAPLE IN THESE PLACES!??
      TOO MANY FLY-BY-NIGHT COOKS AND EATERIES POPPING UP ROUND THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT MONITORING AND REGULATIONS.
      THIS IS A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK, BUT ONLY IN ANTIGUA VIOLATORS ARE SURE IT’S ONLY ONE DAY OR SO SHUT DOWN?

  5. So someone one is selling food that could poison me, the government knows of it after all it was there discovery, BUT THEY KEEP IT A SECRET TO PROTECT THE SELLER OF THE POTENTIALLY POISONOUS FOOD.

    Really? What a cruel government we have… THEY WILL KEEP SECRETS FOR PERSONS WHO BROKE THE VERY LAW THEY CREATED.

    This is a strange occurance.

    • Didn’t CBH work on the other side of the street when they were on Factory road that day? How did they pass the Chiney restaurant that operates in a yellow with galvanize-on- windows building that is such an eyesore? How does that speak of us as a nation, people eating from a dump like that?

  6. There’s another one that CBH needs to check out that looks like an abandoned house (well battened down with galvanize at the windows), yet a restaurant is operated there, on fac’try rd. How do people eat from a place looking like that? Although the operators are not from this side of the world, isn’t living here enough for them to have some Civic pride? Don’t the words ‘ambiance’ and ‘inviting’ mean anything any longer in food service? Don’t people care where their food is coming from and the state of the place it is coming out of?

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