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By JOELENE TUIMOALA
A number of restaurants within Labasa Town have been issued seven day notices for breaching the Food Safety Act 2003 and Food Safety Regulation 2009.
According to Divisional Health Inspector Northern Rakesh Kumar a number of restaurants and bakeries in town were served with notices to improve the services they provided in order to remain in business.
“We did general inspections in all the restaurants in town.
Our aim is to have the best eateries in Fiji. We cannot achieve this if we ignore certain provisions within the Food regulations of 2003 and 2009,” Mr Kumar said.
“This is also in line with our venture into completely eradicating communicable diseases like typhoid and dengue fever.”
Mr Kumar added that they wanted to let restaurant and bakery owners know that money was not the first priority.
“Restaurant owners need to know that money should not be their first priority, the health of the people as well as the employees should be their first priority.
So, a hygienic restaurant means healthy food, healthy food will result in healthy people.”