HEALTH RISK TO FRUIT & VEG IN EAST-END STREET MARKETS

it is wrong keep any food in the plastic bags

London's East End Guard Dog

HEALTH & SAFETY RISK TO FRUIT AND VEG

Early morning - trader unloads previous days goods. Early morning – trader unloads previous days goods.

In the last few months it has been noticed that many of the fruit and vegetable stall traders in the East End of London have started to pack fruit and vegetables into small clear plastic freezer-type bags, secured with a knot or a piece of tape.

This raises two main questions:
1. When exactly were the contents first bagged? These bags have no labelling at all to prove just when an item was originally bagged. Any item could have been bagged weeks or even months before, and kept being brought back out, or even rebagged a few times, until eventually sold to an unknowing public.
2. What is the condition of the bags’ contents? As we cannot handle the individual product, and there is no information as to the age or source of the…

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