Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi Health Department Director Dr. Tran Thi Nhi Ha checked on May 11 food services at Daewoo and Lotte hotels where SEA Games 31 athletes and officials are staying, and how the hotels are handling food safety issues, according to the SEA Games 31 Organizing Committee.
Hotel Hanoi Daewoo hosts 189 officials and athletes from eight Southeast Asian countries while neighboring Lotte hosts 78 delegates from seven nations.
The inspection results show that the kitchens and dining rooms of the two hotels are equipped with professional equipment and have separate areas for ingredient storage, pre-processing, cooking and serving food. They keep three-step food inspection records and food samples as per regulations.
The kitchen staff have received training on
food safety standards and received routine health checks.
Quick tests of some random pieces of crockery and vegetables revealed that they all met hygiene standards.
The hotels are also hosting private dining facilities for SEA Games delegations as part of an extra effort to maintain high food safety and COVID-19 prevention rules.
Officials and athletes are required not to bring any outside food or drink into the hotels and must inform the receptionists if they wish to do so.
Department Manager Ha spoke highly of the two hotels’ efforts to keep their catering services safe, urging them to continue to do a good job and provide all possible conditions for health workers to operate in the hotels during the sporting event./.