TAIPING, May 17 (Bernama) -- The Perak Health Department will not hesitate to impose a RM200 compound to traders at Ramadan Bazaars in the state who are found to have compromised on food hygiene regulations.
Its director, Dr Ding Lay Ming said such an action was to ensure that the food sold at the bazaars were safe and in compliance with the Food Act 1983, Food Regulations 1985 and the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009.
She said the traders must comply with the regulations, namely wearing cap and apron as well ensuring that the food being displayed were covered.
"We are concerned about food safety issues and maintaining hygiene is our utmost priority in order to avoid food poisoning," she told a press conference after launching state-level "Ops Ramadan 2018 " at the Kamunting Ramadan Bazaar near here today.
Dr Ding said 3,241 premises were inspected statewide during the fasting month last year with seven premises being ordered to be closed down.....