Environmental health officials are hoping that the presentation of awards to individuals and establishments will encourage greater efforts with respect to food safety in Dominica.

Health officials have said few establishments in Dominica meet required food safety standards; but those who have achieved excellence in food safety will be recognized later today at Fort Young Hotel.

Hotels, restaurants and other food related establishments will be awarded.

Today’s awards ceremony forms part of activities for food safety awareness month under the theme: “Your food, your health, your life, your responsibility”.

- DNO Correspondent