CLOSURE ORDERED FOR COOKED FOOD COURTS
The local medical authority in the National Capital District has ordered the closure of two cooked food courts at Gordons Market following a recent public health inspection.
NCDC Market management has been alerted about the possible closure of Gordons Market’s cooked food courts due to glaring compromise with food and sanitation requirements.
In an internal communication, Chief Health Surveyor, Isowa More informed the market manager about its findings sourced from the recent inspection.
Mr More said the investigation found that the food and safety practices were largely being compromised, citing food being on sale were prepared from three residential areas nearby.
He added the practice was considered as public health threats because the design of the cooked food courts was improper to serve the purpose of cooked food vending.
“Therefore, to protect the health of the customers from unforeseen public health issues and for the best interest of the commission, we now instruct for the closure of the courts. That is in accordance with section 31, 32 and 33 of the Food and Sanitation Regulation 2007,” he said.