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Saturday 20 January 2018

Probe continues into School Feeding scare

Investigations are continuing into an incident in which five students fell ill at two schools in east Tobago on Tuesday after eating meal of rice, curried chicken and channa served by the School Feeding Programme.

On Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Chief Secretary with responsibility for Education, Marisha Osmond said investigations into the incident were ongoing and the caterer taken off the roster, pending outcome of the probe.

“The officers went out, they went out to the schools, they got reports from the teachers and principals that were present on site, and they have reported back to the Division. Most of the reports came in and we have had meetings with the relevant caterers, and the Public Health department was also a part of that meeting. Coming out from that, the caterer will no longer cater

to the two affected schools, at least until the investigation is concluded,” said Osmond.

Osmond said that alternative suppliers were assigned to provide meals to the two affected schools.


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