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Food Agency Reprimands Fast-Food Restaurants

The Environment and Food Agency of Iceland and the Public Health Authority of Municipalities concluded after research undertaken last summer that many Icelandic kiosks and fast-food restaurants do not fulfill laws on the preparation of food.

Proper hand-washing facilities were often lacking yet only seven percent of hamburgers tested contained potentially harmful bacteria, ruv.is reports.

Only eight of 110 employees had submitted a health certificate, as they are obligated to do according to law, or submitted a form to the Food Agency with information about their health condition.

Only nine percent of kiosks and fast-food restaurants could prove that they had educated their employees about cleanliness in food preparation, quality and health issues, though half of the employees recognized a brochure the agency published on this subject.

Representatives of the Environment and Food Agency of Iceland and the Public Health Authority of Municipalities visited 65 kiosks and fast-food restaurants across Iceland last summer and interviewed 110 employees.

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