Beware of expired food during festive season
The Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council Dr.
Pradeep Kariyawasam has told people gathering in the Colombo city during
the festive season to be more vigilant about the food they consume as
expired food items are on sale during the season.
He said that the Public Health Department of the CMC will carry out
inspections in food outlets at the Pettah bus stand and Fort railway
station as huge crowds at these places purchase food items from nearby
“We will inspect all these food outlets from tomorrow to check the
food hygienic levels and the cleanliness of these food outlets”, Dr.
Kariyawasam said.“People should also be vigilant about food items such
as sweet meats, biscuits and cakes purchased at these food outlets as
there are expired items in those outlets. We have come across many
expired food items in these food outlets during our raids”, Dr.
Kariyawasam said. RW