Ivory Coast : Street sales of bread is prohibited from January 2015

vendeuse_de_pain_a_soubreThe Vice-President of the Federation of bakers and pastry producers of Cote d’Ivoire, Any Jean-Baptiste has announced on Tuesday, 23rd December 2014, in Abidjan-Marcory, the ban on the sales of bread on the street and in neighborhood shops, from 1st January 2015.

“Transportation of bread in carts, public transport is prohibited. Also prohibited are distribution on foot or otherwise, door to door sales, sales in neighborhood stores from the 1st January 2015″ said Mr. Any.

“The transportation of bread from the bakery to any delivery point must be under hygienic conditions in appropriate vehicles specially assigned to this activity, the cost of the delivery will be paid by the baker. The bread must be sold in a reused pack, “he continued.

For traceability reasons, food hygiene and non-contamination of bread at the different sales places, the practice of this activity is subjected to obtain a permit from the mayor of the area, after a result of a pulmonary examination for hygienic precautions indicated by the medical test.

“We are doing a difficult job because everything about food is very sensitive. I insist, we do not want contaminations. We must preserve the health of the populations” said Vice President Jean-Baptiste Any.

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