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Alarm over illegal sales

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WHILE health officials have warned against the selling of cooked food without licences, they are also urging consumers against buying such food.

Selling cooked food without a licence is unhygienic and illegal under the Food Safety Act, says Bua health inspector Epeli Nanovu.

Speaking to district representatives at the Lekutu district meeting on Tavea Island last week, Mr Nanovu said they were aware of such sales in many villages in the North.

He said this practice was prevalent in the village setting, especially when people needed fast money.

"We have not received any official report yet but we are aware that these sales are taking place in rural settings," he said.

"This sort of illegal bushiness needs to stop because it is illegal to sell food parcels without a licence from the Health Ministry.

"Those wishing to obtain such a licence should approach their provincial administrator's office and the licence will be forwarded to our office for approval and processing."

Mr Nanovu said no matter how short or long it took, the application still had to be processed and approved by the health department.








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