39 restos attend talk on grading for cleanliness

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THIRTY-NINE eateries in Belait under the jurisdiction of the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board attended a talk on grading for cleanliness on Tuesday.

The group of eateries are part of the second phase of businesses to be graded by the Municipal Department in Belait by September this year.

Assistant Officer at the Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board Abu Bakar Hj Abdullah encouraged the second phase to build upon the success of restaurants under the first phase of 2015, 33 per cent of whom managed to secure the 'A' grade, a significant increase from only 13 per cent in 2014.

“I hope that an increase in grading is achieved by the business of the second phase, by taking care of food preparation, cooking and serving to reduce the risk of any illnesses spreading to customers,” he said.

He added that the A high grade would attract customers to their shops as an indication of overall reliability and safety. In the long-run this would help to secure a positive reputation, attracting more customers and allowing for more business growth.

Tuesday's talk was delivered by Hjh Norlelawati Hj Johari, an officer from the Department of Health.

Only those achieving Grades A to C under phase two will be handed over certificates in September.

Grade A represents a mark of 90 to 100 per cent, Grade B 81 to 90 per cent and Grade C between 71 to 80 per cent.

The Brunei Times