Tuesday July 17, 2012
Stop patronising dirty eateries, consumers urged
By LIM WEY WEN
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has called on consumers to stop patronising dirty eateries or stalls to avoid food poisoning, particularly during the fasting month.
Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said consumers should avoid dirty stalls and complain to health authorities if they come across such outlets.
“When the consumers stop buying, that is when the restaurant operators know that they have to change,” Dr Hasan said yesterday.
He said the ministry was working with local authorities to ensure that food providers comply with the requirements such as vaccinations and training on safe food handling.
He added that the public could file their complaints with the Health Ministry on unhygienic food providers by calling the ministry at 03-8883 3888, filling up a complaint form available on its website http://www.moh.gov.my/complains/new, or leaving messages on its Twitter and Facebook account.
“The public can even file their complaints with the public complaints bureau because the complaints will still come to us,” said Dr Hasan, adding that the ministry took food safety very seriously and would conduct investigations immediately.