Manage these so-called vendors: food poisoning victim

Manage these so-called vendors: food poisoning victim

Food Poisoning

One person who was food poisoned on Sunday, after consuming roti and chicken sold by a vendor in Micoud North, where the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) held its rally, wants the health authorities to look into to the issue, to ensure that safe foods are sold at these events.

Mary Anne Ephraim told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Monday that she arrived for the rally around 6 p.m. Sunday and at around 9 p.m. her sister decided to purchase two roti and chicken curry. 

“I ate the roti and started feeling sick just moments afterwards. We left the rally and went home. By time the time we got home, my husband had to call the ambulance. I was that sick. The first couple of bites were okay, but as I continued, it tasted funny. It was kind of slimy,” Ephraim recalled.

She said when she arrived at the hospital, there were four other victims including her sister at the emergency room, all of whom had consumed the roti and chicken.

The Desruisseaux woman said she is not sure whether the vendor has been contacted, but believes she should and the authorities should also ensure that she receives some sort of penalty.

“There should be better control and management of these so-called vendors, who just pop up and sell contaminated food. I wonder if she even has a health card? I wouldn’t be surprise me, if she didn’t. But that’s left for the Health Department to investigate,” Ephraim asserted.

The woman thinks that the vendor should also be banned from selling food at public events.

Both sister are said to be feeling better, but are still feeling weak in some parts of their bodies.

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  1. THATS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE REST OF US IF SLP STAYS IN POWER LOL...ON A SERIOUS NOTE...SUE THE VENDOR FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING. THE VENDOR WILL SURELY GO TO THEIR SLP REP TO HELP THEM TO PAY YOU. BETTER DAYS ARE HERE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT! FOOLS.

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  2. Curry goes bad very easily. I doubt the vendor meant to poison anyone... Hope they recover speedily...

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  3. This is my two cents....do venders carry any form of identification or license showing that they have pass any form of inspection for selling food to the public. For example the place where the food is prepared, like their homes or even the place where the food is presented or stored. This is a very scary situation, because anyone can just set up shop by the road side and sell whatever, and there is zero form of inspection, or identification on this person stating that they have the capability to sell consumed products to the community. The times are changing and has changed, we need to keep up with the times and move forward. Many of the old way of doing business is not working anymore. I am just saying...thanks.

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  4. Is after she save u from dying u asking If she has a health card !woman shut up and walk with ur food next time after all u from micoud

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  5. How about you'll being careful where you eat. Granted no one should be selling poisoned food but if it tastes funny, it probably ain't good.

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  6. In addition , the SLP party don't seem to have respect for our sportsmen. The portable toilets are still on the field, stinking so badly. Our footballers have to stomach this filthy smell as they are engaged in their training today to compete in the finals on Wednesday. Shawn Edward, you need to see the state of the field with garbage and truck marks damages. Bottles, foam boxes, cups and more. Never thought that you guys would overlook the importance of the youth development and sports during your campaign. Really sad.

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  7. My dear it was too late to consume foods like that unless you see it was being prepared.Surely that roti was prepared very very early.All the best.

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  8. Please stop trying to make curry roti in st.lucia.This is a trini and Guyanese thing. Stick to green bananas and saltfish or bakes and cocoa tea and fry fish.

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    • This is the most uneducated comment I have read thus far.

      "stop trying to make curry roti in st.lucia.This is a trini and Guyanese thing ".

      I can understand if you stated the recipe requires improvement but don't deny the art of cooking a specific dish to one set of people, Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why there are so many cook books.

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  9. It is understanding that at least 16 persons fell ill. I hope this vendor is investigated. These persons ought to have their documents displayed.

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  10. Mary Anne I feel sorry for you. That could happen to any unsuspecting customer.
    But to ask the health ministry to police food vendors. Awa. Not happening.

    The ministry struggling with running our health system and to keep hospitAls functional is Not public heAlth they looking at.
    You ever see food inspectors patrolling Anywhere even if it is to see the conditions under which good is sold.
    PAss benign the market at the food stalls. You eating amongst stray and sickly dogs the smell of urine overpowering My smell the food have.
    Do those booths even hAve running water.
    Health system here is hook pou jook

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