DOST provides food safety-compliant carts to disaster-affected street food vendors in Batangas

Published August 22, 2021, 11:32 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has provided food safety-compliant food carts to the street food vendors in San Nicolas, Batangas.

(MyMakati official twitter account/ MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

This was announced by DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña during his weekly report on Friday, Aug. 20.

“The DOST-Calabarzon thru PSTC (Provincial Science and Technology)-Batangas awarded food safety-compliant food carts to the street food vendors in San Nicolas, Batangas to upgrade their street food vending practices and ensure food safety,” he said.

He said the provision of the food carts was part of DOST-Calabarzon’s Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology Program (CEST) for Disaster-Stricken Areas in Batangas province.

“The project plays a significant role in strengthening the efforts towards unifying the food safety practices of street food vendors in San Nicolas and improving their livelihood opportunities by levelling up street food vending,” the DOST chief said.

“This is a way of supporting the tourism industry that the LGU targets once tourists are already allowed to visit San Nicolas,” he added.

 
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