Selangor Journal

Traders urged to take Food Handling Course

SHAH ALAM, FEB 20: The Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) has urged food-premise and night-market business owners not to delay in taking the Food Handling Course.
Its Yang Dipertua, Mohd Azhar Mohamed Ali said that as he found many owners usually take it for granted although the course is a requirement.
He said the course is in line with premise inspection and grading besides giving the chance to traders and public to refer to the correct way in handling food.
“At the same time, this course can make the food handler become more dedicated by enhancing the cleanliness of food premise, cultivate good working habit and ethics as well as efficient management.
“It is also one of the main requirements for food handlers who wish to apply for Ramadan Bazaar plot which will be available soon,” he said in a statement.
MDKLHe said, those who do not comply can be penalised according to the Food Handling By-laws (MDKS) 2007 and Food Establishment Licensing By-laws (MDKS) 2007.
“The variety of food available in Kuala Selangor has made it one of the main destinations to be visited, hence MDKS wants all traders to emphasize on cleanliness for the district to continue to be a tourist attraction,” he said.
The Food Handling Course will be held on February 22 starting from 8 am at the Dewan Sri Siantan, and the fee is RM60 each.
The course is held every month and the public can contact the MDKS Health and Environmental Services Department at 03-32812235 for the course schedule.

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