THE Nasinu Town Council is reminding restaurant and eatery owners to be aware of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards.
This comes after a restaurant in Nasinu was shut down for three days because it did not comply with health requirements under the Food Safety Act 2009.
In a statement yesterday, the council said health licences would not be granted to eatery and restaurant owners who failed to meet their standards.
Special administrator Mosese Kama said the council would not tolerate such shortcomings.
"The council will not take things for granted by allowing them to be operative without first fully meeting all the requirements of a restaurant set by the Food Safety Act," he said. "Our health inspectors had no choice but to exercise their powers to close this restaurant until full compliance with the notice was met."
Mr Kama said he hoped the council's actions would act as a deterrent to other restaurant owners who failed to meet the requirements.
The Nasinu restaurant reopened for business on Thursday morning.