Ministry of Health & Social Development
Environmental Health
Release Date:
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 4:50pm

Residents are urged to take precautions when consuming food following power outages.

Defrosted meat, chicken and fish should be cooked and eaten immediately. Excess food could be shared with neighbours and family to avoid wastage.

Food in refrigerators should be eaten first followed by food in freezers. Avoid frequent opening and closing of refrigerator and freezer doors.

Consumers are also advised to purchase only wholesome foods in sealed containers that were not contaminated by flood waters.

For more information contact the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110.


Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

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