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Students launch “Don’t Eat Shit” campaign

The following is a press release by a group of students which have launched a hygiene campaign targeted at coffeeshops and hawker centers. PRESS RELEASE Date: 2 November 2011 Website: www.worldtoiletday.com STOP! Don’t Eat Shit! Campaign calls the public to check on the state of public toilets in hawker centres and coffee shops. The “Don’t Eat Shit” campaign is a student initiative led by a group of students from the Singapore Management University together with the World Toilet Organization. The campaign aims to highlight the conditions of public toilets in local hawker centres and coffee shops. Majority of them do not meet the required standards of public toilets in Singapore. Yet the situation simply continues with no action being taken. These toilets are usually owned by owners who are more concerned with the crowds that go there to eat, than about hygiene. However, hawkers and vendors themselves use these toilets. Dirty toilets will result in unhygienic toilet habits and these food handlers may cause bacteria to be brought back to their stalls, passing them down to the food they sell. The victim – customers. This brings back the unfortunate incident of a lady who died from food poisoning after eating…