Pasalubong stores in Mines View were inspected last Oct. 2 to ensure adherence to health certificate requirements and business permit compliance.
The inspection team composed of personnel from the Sanitation Division of the City Health Services Office and the Permits and Licensing Division issued 21 sanitation orders for lack of health certificates and additional line of business without permit among the stores involved.
Three establishments were issued notice of violation for lack of business permit, according to Engr. Charles Bryan Carame, chief of the Sanitation Division.
The inspection was carried out based on a complaint lodged though the Baguio City Public Information Office social media page claiming they were duped into buying a cheese bar at a pasalubong stall that was found full of molds.
Carame said the team reminded all the pasalubong store owners on proper food handling and storage.
The inspection team regularly conducts random checking of establishments in the city to ensure compliance to health standards and business permit requirements.
In another inspection, a restaurant at Upper General Luna was sanctioned for the foul odor in the area which was later found emanating from the accumulated refuse just below the building.
A sanitary order was issued to the owner with a recommendation to immediately clean the area by removing and fixing their broken pipe to stop the leakage of wastewater. The owner was also advised to observe proper waste disposal. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan