Oct 21, Colombo: The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka plans to conduct inspections on food and beverage outlets in the country during the Food Safety Week.
The Ministry is planning a crackdown on outlets that sell substandard food items during the week starting from Monday.
The Health Ministry has announced that Physical Health Inspectors (PHIs), Medical Officers of Health (MoHs) and other health officials have been instructed to conduct special raids during a period of one week.
Another action planned by the Ministry during the week is to introduce special guidelines to producers of bottled water.
The Ministry's move to conduct raids on food and beverage outlets was made due to the increase in cases of food poisoning reported from various parts of the country.