MPIKA TOWN COUNCIL SHUTS DOWN 17 RESTAURANTS DUE TO POOR HYGIENE.
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MPIKA TOWN COUNCIL SHUTS DOWN 17 RESTAURANTS DUE TO POOR HYGIENE.

The Mpika Town Council in Muchinga Province has with immediate effect shut down 17 restaurants in various parts of the transit Town in line with cholera prevention measures.

In a statement issued by Mpika Town Council public relations officer Mushota Mpundu stated that this was after Inspectors from Mpika Town Council led by Senior Health inspectors, Francis Kapila discovered that most food handlers lacked poor personal hygiene.

Mr Kapila says the thorough inspections in key areas such as restaurants, the owners did not have sufficient hand washing facilities as a requirement for any restaurant.

He said restaurant owners should have the said requirements to avoid any cases of Cholera which are being recorded in most parts of the country.

The senior health inspector said one of the notables during their routing inspections was that some trading facilities had a dirty trading environment contrary to the Food safety act no 7 of 2019 SI no 12 of 2018 Public health act 295.

He called for thorough cleaning of the environments in Mpika so that no cases of Cholera be recorded.

Meanwhile Mpika Residents praised Mpika Town Council officers for being proactive in routine inspections and collection of garbage in various parts of the District.

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