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Focus on hygiene

Salaseini Vosamana
Saturday, November 10, 2012

FOOD vendors in Labasa will soon have special workshops on food handling practices.

While the Labasa Town Council is appreciative of their efforts in ensuring basic hygiene, the town's special administrator Vijay Chand said it was only proper they attended such a workshop to help them in their areas of service.

"We want them to become more hygienic and pro-active in their service because customers from all walks of life visit them every day for meals," Mr Chand said.

"Most of the vendors have complied well with the health requirement under the Food Safety Act 2003 and Regulation 2009 as they continue to use aluminium foils and wrappers to cover food.

"This is a good practice because it shows that they are becoming more health-conscious."

Mr Chand said vendors who failed to comply with the Act and regulation could be penalised.

"We will look into reviewing the renewal of their licences and even suspend it if they continue to breach the Act.

"The recent Climate Change National Summit has seen more people eating at the food stall and we know a lot of people including those who travel from as far as Viti Levu prefer the local and delicious dishes at the stall, thus it's only fitting that more workshops are organised to help vendors improve their services to the general public," he said.





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