Health Ministry says Crab Circle in Kingston was re-opened after authorized Public Health Inspectors gave the approval
The Health Ministry says Crab Circle in Kingston was re-opened after authorized Public Health Inspectors gave the approval.
The assurance follows the revelation that two men were purporting to be Public Health Inspectors at the popular food spot’s official opening ceremony.
The situation has again sparked concern among some members of the public about Crab Circle. The food spot was previously closed after a video showing one of its vendors engaged in an unsanitary activity went viral.
Since then, the vendors have received food safety training, personal wash stands, bathroom and kitchen facilities, along with other resources. The vendor in the video was also barred from operating at the location.
The Health Ministry explains that authorized Public Health Inspectors assigned to the Kingston and St Andrew Health Department visited Crab Circle, conducted lawful food safety duties and gave their seal of approval for the resumption of food handling activities, prior to the reopening.
The Ministry urges business owners in the food trade to be on the alert and report persons who purport to be Public Health Inspectors.
It also called on persons to desist from impersonating health officials, warning that they can be prosecuted and fined up to $250,000 for a first offence and half a million for a second offence.