Jakarta inspects restaurants to ensure food quality ahead of Asian Games
JAKARTA — The Jakarta administration is set to inspect restaurants to ensure their safety ahead of the Asian Games. Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the city would work with the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) and the Jakarta Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (Jakarta BPOM) to implement the measure across the city.
“We’re committed to ensuring food quality. We aim to introduce Indonesian cuisine to the world, hence we’re attempting to give the best food experience to foreigners [visiting for the Asian Games],” he said on Tuesday.
The inspections are aimed at ensuring food sold throughout the city is healthy and processed hygienically. “The food should be free from contaminants that might cause poisoning,” he added.
Under the program, the city, along with Inasgoc and the Jakarta BPOM, will inspect restaurants and food vendors and give stickers to those that pass the inspection.
The Asian Games will commence on Aug. 18 and run until Sept. 2. It will be participated by around 15,000 athletes and distinguished delegates from 45 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) member nations, the largest number in Asian Games history.