As Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) continues to ensure good hygiene in the city, the public health directorate, has closed down KOOKEE ice cream company.
By Lawrence Mulondo & Juliet Waiswa
As Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) continues to ensure good hygiene in the city, the public health directorate has shut down KOOKEE ice cream company.
KOOKEE was closed after the KCCA health inspection team found their hygiene standards below the expected Public Health Standards.
"We closed down the facility due to poor hygiene and sanitation. And KCCA intends to continue closing down all businesses in the city that do not meet the required public health standards," said KCCA spokesperson, Peter Kaujju.
He further explained that the ice cream company lacked several licenses, including that from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
"KCCA has set standards for all companies operating in the city," said Kaujju.
As part of the certification, the KCCA official said all food manufacturing companies must be clean, well ventilated and should have toilet facilities
A medical examination of all workers handling food must be done to avoid the risk of contracting food-borne diseases.
He stressed that inspection is compulsory to check for food-borne diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid, and among others.
This is part of KCCA’s campaign to improve hygiene standards and protect the public.
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