|1. These vendors shall sell only bottled food drinks, biscuits and confectioneries.
2. It is prohibited for food vendors to sell food that requires the use of utensils.
f. Oyster beds -
1. Oysters shall be planted and grown only in areas approved by the Secretary or his duly authorized representatives and in places duly licensed by the Bureau of
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
2. Oysters offered for sale, if not originating from approved areas, shall be confiscated and destroyed by the local health authority.
g. Fish Marketing Areas -
1. Only fresh and wholesome fish products shall be sold.
2. Fish caught in radioactive zones as well as in areas contaminated by toxic substances or high in mercury count as determined by the health authorities shall be
condemned and not be allowed for public consumption.
3. The selling, distribution and buying of fish caught through the use of explosives and chemicals are prohibited.
Sec. 33. Responsibility of the Local Health Authority. -
The local health authority shall:
a. Make periodic inspections to enforce the maintenance of adequate sanitation in food establishments and their premises;
b. Take samples of food and drink from any establishments or vendor as often as necessary to determine if these are unwholesome, adulterated, or contaminated
c. Prevent the sale or condemn and destroy food and drinks if these are found unfit for human consumption;
d. Seal and prohibit the use of devices, utensils, containers, vehicles,machines, piping and appurtenances if in his opinion the are unsanitary; and
e. Enforce the provisions of this Chapter and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary.
CHAPTER IV - MARKETS AND ABATTOIRS
Sec. 34. Prescribed Standards of Construction - The construction of markets and abattoirs shall conform to standards prescribed by the Department. These
standards shall be set along the following guidelines:
1. Suitability of site insofar as elimination of nuisance condition and prevention contamination are contamination are concerned;
2. Availability of ample water supply for cleaning;
3. Accessibility of adequate drainage facilities;
4. Durability of construction to protect vendors and customers from any hazard and exposure to the elements; and
5. Facilities for sanitation maintenance, such as cleaning and elimination of harborages of vermin.
Sec. 35. Responsibility of the Local Health Authority. -
a. On markets -
1. Make periodic inspections to ascertain the maintenance of adequate sanitary conditions of markets and their premises;
2. Supervise and control the proper care and use of market stalls;
3. Prohibit the construction of living quarters within any market and its premises;
4. Enforce the ban on construction of partitions, sheds or booths within the market area.
b. On Abattoirs -
1. Supervise the maintenance of adequate sanitation in abattoirs and their premises;
2. Enforce the requirements on the examination of meat as provided in existing laws;
3. Permit the slaughter of animals for public consumption in other designated areas in certain exigences, provided public health is adequately protected;
4. Supervise the sanitary disposal of all abattoir wastes; and
5. Ensure that only healthy animals shall be slaughtered, and the method of slaughtering, the techniques of dressing and the storing, handling and transporting
procedures are in accordance with prescribed standards.