Lagos Govt Goes Tough On Hotels, Restaurants Over Unsafe Consumption
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Primary Healthcare, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga, has expressed worry over the consumption of contaminated food and water at restaurants and hotels in the state.
Speaking at a sensitization meeting for food, water, beverage handling establishments in Lagos, Onanuga noted that the consumption of contaminated food and water contributed to a myriad of health problems.
He said: “Food and water prepared, served at the restaurants, eateries, hotels and those processed in factories may look clean and taste delicious, but may have been contaminated by biological, chemical or physical hazards during the preparation procedures from the source through to service.”
Onanuga however urged restaurants and hotels within the state to embrace the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and certification.
HACCP is a management system that gives a systematic preventive approach to food safety, from biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.