MBI Ensures Compliance with SOPs and Food Safety at Each Ramadan Bazaar

The Ipoh City Council (MBI) is holding Ramadan bazaars at 25 locations to facilitate entrepreneurs to conduct their business. 

Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud said after undergoing the selection process, briefing for organisers and voting at 19 bazaar locations, a total of 904 lots and licences have been issued involving a total of RM45,200. 

“The organisation of the bazaar is the full responsibility of the organiser at each location. However, the MBI still monitors the licensing terms and standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the National Recovery Plan for the transition phase to endemic beginning April 1. 

“A total of 70 personnel made up of 25 from the MBI Health Department and 45 enforcers from MBI have been assigned to monitor each bazaar.

“The transmission of COVID-19 and food poisoning can easily occur at the bazaars if the SOPs are not complied with or if the food and drinks are not handled in a clean and safe manner.”

Rumaizi also highlighted the issues of littering and environmental cleanliness which often becomes a problem at the bazaars. 

According to him, surveillance is being conducted to ensure cleanliness and food safety which includes the wearing of aprons, head covers, hand gloves and face masks by traders with anti typhoid injection.

“As for food safety, it includes the use of tongs, food covers, cleanliness of food preparation and sale site.

“We also encouraged visitors to bring their own containers like tiffin carriers, plastic containers or recyclable bags when buying food to break fast.

“This practice helps MBI’s 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) campaign besides reducing the use of plastic bags and waste.” 


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