Zambo health office ramps up sanitary code implementation

By R. G. Antonet Go

May 1, 2018, 7:54 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The City Health Office has issued notice of sanitary code violation to four local business establishments.

Dr. Dulce Amor Dagalea-Miravite, City Health Officer-in-Charge, told the Philippine News Agency they have intensified the inspection of business establishments, especially those selling food, to ensure the protection of the buying public.

“We have issued them notice of hearing. That means summoning them to our office so that we can discuss with them things that they have to comply in the sanitary order,” Miravite said.

She did not release the names of the establishments except to say they included bakeries and food stalls.

She said the erring establishments will be shut down if they still fail to comply with the sanitary code despite three notices.

The City Health Office recently issued a closure order to a bakery that was photographed with rodents inside the bread display container.

The photograph was uploaded in social media site and has gone viral.

Miravite said unsanitary food may lead to health hazard such as cholera, food poisoning, and acute gastroenteritis. (PNA)