IPOH: The Ipoh City Council aims to have at least 2,500 food premises with grade-A certification by 2025, says Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.
The Ipoh Mayor said as of September, only 359 premises evaluated had obtained this grade.
“There are 2,268 premises with B certification, while 51 food outlets have received grade C.
“I am hoping that those outlets in the B category will move up to A by 2025,” he told reporters after presenting awards for the cleanest restaurants and cafes in Ipoh at the council building here on Monday (Oct 16).
Rumaizi said he hoped to show the world that Ipoh food was not only delicious, but its eateries' cleanliness was also impressive.
"It is important (for Ipoh) to be recognised... (as) a clean and safe gastronomic destination.
“To ensure our target of Ipoh becoming the cleanest city, as well as (in conjunction with) Visit Perak Year 2024, it is important that food premises provide the best for the people,” he added.
He said locals and tourists could access the MyGred MBI at http://mygred.mbi.gov.my to check the cleanliness of licensed restaurants or cafes.