Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174
The public is advised to purchase all foods from safe sources this holiday season. Inspect foods for safe temperature, colour, odour, texture and packaging. Also, arrange for foods to be delivered at times when they can be inspected.
Foods should be immediately placed in cold storage (refrigerators and freezers) after purchase. Place dry foods in clean pantry/cupboards, follow the first-in-first-out rule and pay attention to expiration dates. Discard foods that have expired.
For more information on the safe food practices, telephone the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110.