Banglamung launches ‘7-Star Restaurant’ hygiene program

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Sanitation Department technical officer Buppa Songsakulchai explains the goals and requirements of the new ‘7-Star Restaurant’ certification.
Sanitation Department technical officer Buppa Songsakulchai explains the goals and requirements of the new ‘7-Star Restaurant’ certification.

Banglamung District has launched a “Seven-Star Restaurant” program to improve hygiene and food-safety at Pattaya-area restaurants.

Deputy Chief Chatchai Sriphoon opened the training session at the district office June 22 where Sanitation Department technical officer Buppa Songsakulchai explained the goals and requirements of the new certification to 100 civil servants, restaurateurs and personnel from health-promotion hospitals.

She said restaurants across Pattaya and the district will be inspected beginning in August with a focus on seven key areas, each of which comprises a star.

Those areas are: Compliance with the existing “Clean Food, Good Taste” campaign, food safety with no contaminants, clean drinking water, clean toilets, employee hand-washing, healthy menus and clean serving spoons.

In the weeks before inspections begin, sub-district officials, health workers and volunteers are being trained what constitutes compliance in each category and were instructed to work with eateries in their area to bring them up to standards.