An appeal has been made here for Vincentians and visitors to act responsibly to ensure that they do not contract any food-bourne illnesses during the carnival season.
Mr. Neri James, Chief Environmental Health Officer, made the appeal, as carnival activities continue to gain momentum here.
Mr. James said that there is usually an increase in the sale and consumption of food around this time, and he urged persons to take the necessary precautions, to avoid the spread of diseases.
He also asked persons to attend the Food Handlers Sessions that are currently taking place, to be certified and also registered.
Mr. James also spoke of some of the other challenges which the Department faces during the carnival period. He said that there are challenges with littering and the management of human bodily waste.