Food And Drugs Authority To License Street Food Vendors

The Food and Drugs Authority in collaboration with the World Food Programme is set to license Street Food Vendors in Ghana after they have gone through series of training and monitoring programs.

According to the group, license will be issued to venders after they have been graded in the training and monitoring programme. Other incentives will also be meted out to them to aid in increasing their sales and serve nutritionally balanced meals.

Speaking to the media Head of Food Safety Management at the Food and Drugs Authority, Joyceline Agyarkowaa indicated that street vendors in the Klorley Klortey Municipality in the Greater Accra Region will be the first beneficiaries of the programme.

“This is the first time we are going to issue street food vending permit for street food vendors. Food hygiene permits are already issued for restaurants, eateries, hotels and others.’’ She said.

The Food and Drugs Authority Believes exercise will basically enable street food vendors across the country to prepare food in a safer way and also whip up consumer interest in  adding fruits and  vegetables in their diets.

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