The Ministry of Health February 26 sent its documents to chairpersons of municipal and provincial people’s committees, asking to enhance control over food safety and hygiene during festival season in the first month of the lunar year.
As per its document, the Ministry ordered local governments where festivals have been held to liaise with related agencies to handle food violations and paid regular checks to food stores. The names of violating businesses will be publicized in the media so that customers may boycott unsafe food products.
Local governments must be strict in handling violations. Violating business will not be allowed to sell food in sections around festivals. Medical workers will be ready to provide treatment to food poison cases.