Crab vendors at National Heroes Circle in Kingston have been trained and are now certified as small food operators.

The training was initiated after the shut of the location in October following a viral video of a vendor relieving herself at one of the stalls.

The popular food spot is set to reopen on November 23.

Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, KSAMC, Robert Hill, told JIS News that the training and certification were done in partnership with the HEART/NSTA Trust.

He says the vendors at Crab Circle, under an agreement with the KSAMC and the HEART/Trust NSTA, were trained by HEART in small foods preparation and sales.

He says this was a five-day training programme for the 12 vendors who were there, devoid of two, and they have been properly trained and are now certified to operate as small food facility operators.

Mr. Hill informed that the vendors will also receive their food handlers permits from the Public Health Department, which also trained them.