Health & Fitness

KCCA closes dirty food section of Shoprite


Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Thursday closed the food section of Lugogo Shoprite Supermarket for noncompliance with health standards.

KCCA spokesperson, Peter Kauju, said that the authority was doing its routine inspections when they (KCCA) leant that the closed section was in an alarming health state.

“We were doing our routine inspections when we discovered the drainage was clogged, the bakery was in a poor state. The butchery was in a very unhygienic condition,” Kauju said in a press release.

He said that KCCA had issued notices earlier but the supermarket authority did not heed hence leading to the closure.

“We have moved to ensure the safety of lives in Kampala and we have shutdown the production line for the bakery and butchery. Until there is compliance, they will not be allowed to operate.”

Kauju appealed to the public to always tip the authority when they find shopping centres or any food centre in unhealthy state.

He promised continuous inspections to ensure safety of Ugandans.

Late last month, Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) curtailed typhoid in Kampala and the surrounding districts, a move which took three months.

The typhoid outbreak was as result of consumption of contaminated water majorly from underground sources and springs, and vended locally made juices prepared with contaminated water.

Such routine inspections around Kampala are aimed at impede any further typhoid outbreak.

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