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Food Agency Reprimands Fast-Food Restaurants

By Iceland Review

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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