Warning about illegal food outlets in Samoa

Samoa's Ministry of Health has issued a stern warning about the increase in online illegal food businesses.

Director General of Health, Aiono Alec Ekeroma, said such businesses do not have a Health Certification or a Notice of Compliance.

He has advised business which are not legally approved to stop advertising and operating and to apply for the correct certification.

The Ministry also advises the public to avoid purchasing from such businesses, as the food safety may be compromised.