As this year’s Food Safety Month comes to an end, environmental health officials recognize a tough stance must be taken to get rid of rodents particularly in the city.

Environmental Health Officers have been noting the presence of a large number of rodents in Roseau and are now formulating a programme to control the problem.

Senior Environmental Health Officer Sylvester St. Ville said a “rodents survey” will be conducted in urban centres, ports of entry, and at institutions like Princess Margaret Hospital.

“We’re going to assess the incidents of rodents in our country along with other agencies, and we’re going to put in place measures to control the rodents,” he affirmed.

An awards ceremony to recognize establishments, and individuals who have been practicing food safety measures, was among the highlights of Food Safety Month held under the theme: “Your food, your health, your life, your responsibility.”

– DNO Correspondent