Food Lover’s Market reopens in Soweto

Food Lover’s Market reopens in Soweto

A screenshot from the video of the rat eating food intended for sale at Food Lovers market | Image: Facebook

The store has been closed for two weeks after the Johannesburg health department said they needed to be satisfied that it met the required standards of cleanliness.

The Food Lover’s Market store in Diepkloof, Soweto — where a rat was filmed inside a fridge — on Wednesday announced that its store would reopen after it passed an inspection with the environmental and health services department.

The store has been closed for two weeks after the Johannesburg environmental health department said they needed to be satisfied that it met the required standards of cleanliness.

“We were initially going to do a thorough deep clean but, in conjunction with our franchisee, elected to rather bring forward a scheduled revamp of the store. This would not only address the health and safety issues but also substantially improve the customer experience, bringing it on par with the best stores in our group,” the Food Lover’s Market Group’s legal director Nigel Meintjes said.

“Our teams worked tirelessly to ensure that this was completed as soon as possible and we are excited to announce that, having passed an inspection with the Environmental and Health Services Department for the City of Joburg.”

Meintjes said this coincides with their annual Summer Carnival and will allow their customers to enjoy all the fantastic offers available.

The store will open on Thursday.

– African News Agency (ANA)

IN THE EARLIER STORY, COMMENTS WERE INCORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN HARKETT. (16.52pm)

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