Relevant skills, knowledge needed


BUSINESS houses in Kokopo, East New Britain, have been urged to ensure their staff and supervisors employed in eateries, restaurants and food bars have skills and knowledge in food safety relevant to their work activities.
Kokopo-Vunamami Urban Local Level Government made the call last week during a food safety and quality training.
The LLG warned that maximum fines for people or business houses who caused food poisoning were K10,000 for individuals and K50 000 for companies. Individuals could also be imprisoned for up to two years.
Environment officer Relvie Taplar the LLG had been receiving many complaints from the people regarding the bad quality of food sold generally in Kokopo. Participants were urged to prevent food poisoning by “exercising diligence and take all reasonable precautions.”

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