DISMAC food unit conducts surveillance
December 19, 2012 3:55 am
The DISMAC Food Unit officers have been dispatched around the country to conduct shop surveillance on food items being sold to the public.
Before, during and after Tropical Cyclone Evan hit our shores, power outages and disruptions in water supply occurred nationwide raising concerns on the shelf life of frozen goods.
DISMAC Food Unit operations manager, Alipate Momoka says so far, big retail outlets in the Suva and Nausori corridor have complied with protocol.
“We are targeting some of the major outlets in Fiji in terms in how they are complying to health especially in terms of frozen items being sold, to maintain their supply within their control.”
Shop surveillance will continue around the country throughout the week – power is yet to be restored in most parts of the western division.
Momoko is advising the public to be vigilant when purchasing food items.
A report from each unit will be submitted to the DISMAC office and analysed tonight before any further action is taken.