Friday, August 18, 2017

Restaurant association to work with Unilever

International food company Unilever has teamed up with Myanmar Restaurant Association to bring clean and healthy food to the streets of Yangon. MRA yesterday announced it would sign an agreement with Unilever Food Solution Company of Thailand on March 30 to establish international health standards in the city’s roadside food stalls.

MRA secretary general U Kyaw Myat Moe said Unilever would train stallholders in the importance of cleanliness in the storage and preparation of food. “They will check up on the stallholders to see if they prepare food the way they’ve been trained to,” he added.

MRA selected 18 roadside sellers from six downtown townships last September in preparation for this exercise.

“We’ll try to help them reduce waste and improve the quality of their food so that their earnings increase,” he said. The selected stallholders have undergone medical examinations.

“Students, office workers and passers-by rely on these stalls for good food when they get hungry. They will be reassured to see them putting on safety gloves to make salad, and ensuring that the water they use is fresh,” said U Kyaw Myat Moe.

The stallholders will also be trained in looking after food in different weather conditions.