Senator Joanne Massiah, Minister with responsibility for the School Meals Programme, has allayed any concerns about the preparation and safe handling of the food.

One major concern that would be on the minds of parents is that of food borne illnesses such as Campylobacter, E.coli or salmonella bacteria. Food that is not handled or cooked properly, can result in food related illnesses.

But Senator Joanne Massiah has given the assurance that the staff hired to work at the center have undergone extensive training, and have also been vaccinated.

The staff, including those in administration during the past week received their TB shots, the minister said.