Inspectors check out food outlets

Main Stories, National

The National, Friday 10th May 2013


HEALTH officers from the National Capital District Commission yesterday inspected supermarkets and fast-food outlets at 6-Mile to ensure that they complied with the health and sanitation regulations.

Similar inspections would be carried out in shops in Port Moresby as part of the commission’s routine checks. 

The officers were accompanied by city manager Leslie Alu and other officers from waste management, physical planning and regulatory services.

The officers inspected the kitchen areas of the fast food outlets to see what the conditions were like, how food was prepared and if workers observed health and safety regulations. 

They started at fast food outlet Ken Mighty Chicken, Gaukara Trading and Happy Food Centre and Supermarket. 

Alu said it was compulsory that owners complied with  regulations.

He said inspectors closely watched the handling of food during preparation and whether methods used during cooking were safe. 

Alu said supermarkets inspectors looked out for expired items and labelling.

He also told shop-owners to keep the front of their shops clean as they were next to the road.