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HEALTH INVESTIGATION LEFT KOKI DFC CLOSED

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HEALTH INVESTIGATION LEFT KOKI DFC CLOSED

A health investigation by the local medical authority has resulted in indefinite closure of Koki Delicious Fried Chicken (DFC) outlet in Moresby South, NCD.

The investigtion identified health risks to their customers.


It stemmed from a food complaint that chicken pieces bought from the shop was giving off foul smell and tasted unwholesome for human consumption.

A team of environmental health officers fronted the shop and served the indefinite closure notice on the shop management.

Serving the notice, team leader Abraham Keple explained to the shop management that the shop should remain closed indefinitely until recommendations for improvement are met satisfactorily.

Mr Keple warned that the shop owner (s) would be sued or had their trading licence cancelled if they did not comply with it.

In the closure notice, NCDC Health Authority has made recommendation comprising of:

1. Temperature of food warmer should be stabilised to avoid deterioration of chicken taste;

2. Stop frying chicken excessively;

3. Adhere to Covid-19 protocols, and;

4. Ensure food handlers are properly attired and their personal hygiene maintained.

He said they could not compromise the public health, ordering the indefinite closure of business under Section 27, Subsection 3B and Section 28, Subsection 1 and 2 of Food Sanitation Regulation 2007.

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