Ministry continues efforts to ensure food safety in country

Wani Roslan

In view of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Sultanate and with the absence of the Ramadhan bazaar, the Ministry of Health will continue to monitor restaurants and food premises in promoting food safety and proper hygiene practices. This was highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

He said, “Restaurants are being monitored even during this pandemic, as some restaurants are doing take-away services.” The minister said the effort will also be extended to restaurants and vendors registered under the online platform introduced recently and will be monitored under the ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Control Division.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will continue to monitor the preparation and food safety at restaurants and premises preparing food in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI