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Mambajao requires hygiene gear, health ID for food biz

CAMIGUIN, Mar. 16 (PIA)–In an effort to prevent food contamination  leading to health and sanitation concerns, Mambajao Municipal Mayor Yñigo Jesus Romualdo mandates all persons in food business establishments to wear necessary hygiene paraphernalia and secure a health certificate identification, March 13.

Through the Executive Order (EO) No. 12 series of 2020, all persons engaged in food handling and preparation should wear spit guard, gloves, hairnet, apron, and health card identification.

To check compliance to the Executive Order No. 48, Mambajao Municipal Mayor Yñigo Jesus Romualdo inspects the vendors of wet goods, carenderias, and snack stalls of Mambajao Public Market, March 12. The EO requires persons in food establishments to use spit guards, hairnets, and aprons and wear their health certificate ID at all times during operation. (PIA10)

The EO requires all food being displayed, stored, prepared, served, or sold be protected from contamination. Meat, fish, shrimp, and other aquaculture food products must be properly washed before being cooked or served.

Furthermore, fruits, vegetables, and seaweeds for salads must be fresh and free from bruises and dirt. Such must be prepared with minimal hand contact as well. Proper waste disposal and provision of separate waste receptacles must also be observed.

All employees are required to secure a Health Certificate Identification approved by the Municipal Health Office to be worn visibly at all times during operation.

The Executive Order takes effect March 16 and shall be strictly complied by all concerning persons.Pursuant to the Sanitation Code of the Philippines, the order aims to promote public health and sanitation precautionary measures. (Marc Ian A. Salem / PIA 10)