KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will conduct health inspections on 6,221 restaurants and 14,622 street vendors in the capital beginning next month.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the ministry viewed seriously the level of cleanliness at the premises of food operators here.
“DBKL has set up a special task force called ‘Hygiene Enforcement Task Force’ to ensure the enforcement of hygiene in food premises was maintained. The task force consists of various departments in DBKL such as the
Department of Hawkers Licensing and Development, Department of Health and Environment, Department of Enforcement, and the Department of Law and Prosecution,” he said in a statement here, today.
Mhd Amin Nordin said the programme was aimed at encouraging traders to maintain good hygiene, and to guide visitors in making more informed choices.
He said for a start, on Feb 5, checks were made at the premises of 52 food vendors around Jalan Masjid India here, led by Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan.- BERNAMA