September 24, 2019
It is one of the pivotal roles of the government to ensure food safety and sanitation among its people. Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent contamination. A Food Establishment’s Sanitary Permit is a way to prove that there is Food Safety. This study aims to determine the issues encountered by the Manila Health Department in implementing such policy and to describe the process of securing a sanitary permit. In the effort to discover whether the MHD is effective in implementing its policy, the researcher conducted focused interviews among MHD Officials and Samahan ng mga Nagkakaisang Manininda ng Intramuros members & non-members. The study revealed that though the Manila Health Department is doing its best efforts to ensure Food Safety within its jurisdiction, still there are lapses in both parties which result to the hindrance of the effectiveness of the said PD in the locale.
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