27 Aug 2008

Fiji Health Ministry promotes law on food safety

9:49 am on 27 August 2008

Fiji's interim Ministry of Health is finalising a new food security draft lbill.

The Fijitimes reports Fiji will be the first Pacific Island country to come up with a law on food safety.

The regulation will protect the health of the people of Fiji, byn protecting consumers against deception and unacceptable and poor quality food.

It will establish minimum standards on food products, whether they are produced and processed in Fiji for domestic consumption or export, or food imported into the country.

The interim ministry's secretary Dr Lepani Waqatakirewa says this will be one of the most important pieces of legislation ever to come from his department.