CMC on lunch packets

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The Colombo Municipal Council has called on all lunch packet sellers to get registered with their respective Medical Officers of Health to get training on food preparation, packing and selling in order to ensure quality services to the public.

CMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam denied speculation that some 300 registered lunch packet sellers in the Colombo city limits will be removed from their locations.

The CMC said instead that it would be carrying out training to ensure that the lunch packet sellers produce quality food, Dr. Kariyawasam said.

“Some 75,000 to 100,000 lunch packets are produced and sold within the Colombo city limits each day. CMC staff will carry out the training and we hope to complete the training process by the end of the month,” Dr. Kariyawasam said. 

Lunch packet sellers will also be given an identification card in addition to their registration license. Sellers have been advised to wrap lunch packets either in cardboard boxes or blank paper without the use of newspaper as it is unhygienic. The use of Styrofoam boxes has also been discouraged as they increase pollution and create mosquito breeding.

Lunch sellers speaking to the Daily Mirror said they were well informed about the new regulations and said it was a good step taken by the authorities. However many of them were unaware of when the new rules would be implemented and said they were waiting for the authorities to inform them.

(By Olindhi Jayasundere)

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  • malliloku Thursday, 04 August 2011 03:48 PM

    What do drainage systems have to do with lunch packets?

    malliloku Thursday, 04 August 2011 03:49 PM

    I doubt any sensible tourist would even dream of consuming one of these packets.

    sltk2004k Friday, 05 August 2011 03:55 AM

    What about the people who cook their own meals very early in the morning and bring it to work and have it around 1pm. Most of them wrap it in news papers.

    Wimal Friday, 05 August 2011 05:41 AM

    CMC & others responsible,Big thanks for you. Implement properly ,island wide.

    Mark Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:22 AM

    great news for all of us lunch bath consumers - we need a higher standard for these things as now even tourists are consuming the packets.

    Travis Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:24 AM

    Overall this is a very good initiative. Styrofoam boxes need to be replaced with more environmentally friendly alternative.

    dinesh Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:38 AM

    What will happen the poor old ladies selling food along university roads ???? If they sent for training who is going help their families...think about the poor...and do this

    Samba Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:45 AM

    First give the training to MOH other wise it will be worst than the education system.

    I Hussein Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:44 AM

    First make proper drainage systems and sanitary facilities.

    dias Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:06 AM

    email the lunch packets

    malliloku Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:33 AM

    Lunch packets cooked hours before they are actually consumed, never being re-heated to a point to kill bacteria, are the focus of this. And who knows where and under what conditions the packets were put together? I am ever amazed by the irresponsible, flippant, sarcastic comments made in this forum by those who read these news items. / And why are the lunch sellers waiting to be told when to do it! JUST DO IT!


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