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Be wary of food products at the Hibiscus festival

August 14, 2015 8:49 pm

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging people in the capital city to be wary of the food products they will be buying at the Hibiscus stalls from tomorrow.

Chief Executive Premila Kumar says there have been reports that some food vendors were selling kebab made from meat dust during a well known festival in west few months ago.

Kumar says meat dust is not for human consumption and they don’t want this situation to be repeated this week.

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“From last month we have been liaising with Ministry of Health to make sure that meat dust is not an issue during the Hibiscus Festival. The Ministry of Health has assured the council that they have got a pre-carnival committee and this issue will be raised with them and they will put all the measures in place so that meat dust is not actually sold as food to consumers.”

Hibiscus Events Group Public Relations Officer –Liga Gukisuva says they’re particular about hygiene and food quality at the stalls this year and they’re working together with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders.

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