SHAH ALAM, 20 Feb: Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) urged owners of food premises and night market traders do not delay making Food Handling Course.

Its president, Mohd Azhar Mohamed Ali said it was because they found food operators often ignore the course even though it is required. He said the course was in line inspection and grading premises besides giving traders the opportunity and the right of the public reference food handling procedures.

"At the same time, this course seeks to establish a dedicated operator of food to enhance environmental hygiene of food premises, cultivate good work ethics and how and efficient governance. "It is also one of the main conditions for traders who want to apply for Ramadan bazaar site that will be opened soon," he said in a statement.

He said that those who refuse to take action under the Act Food Handling (MDKS) Act 2007 and Food Establishment Licensing (MDKS) 2007.

"The variety of food in Kuala Selangor making it one of the top destinations visited, so
MDKS want every dealer always emphasize on cleanliness so that this area continues to be a tourist attraction, "he said.

Food Handling Course will be held on February 22, starting at 8 am at Dewan Sri Siantan for a fee of RM60 per person. Held every month, people can get a table next course by contacting the Department of Health and Environment in online MDKS 03-32812235.