Saturday, May 2, 2009
UK Caribbean restaurant closed because of obesity regulation
On April 19th the Jamaican cafe in Leytonstone, East London, became the first takeaway in the UK to be given a closure order under guidelines banning the sale of fast food near educational establishments.The local government wanted to stamp out the practice of selling jerk chicken within 400 metres of a secondary school. The bambo restaurant was opended just six weeks ago.
The community feels the Caribbean restaurant is being victimised by the local council. The Reason...The Council don't want any "fast Food", "Junk Food" near parks and schools. They argue that cultural food is not Junk Food.
More information about Caribbean food: Afro-Caribbean restaurants network
Global Faction made the video report.