Restaurant sealed for serving unhygienic food in Karanagar


Srinagar: The authorities on Saturday sealed a restaurant in Karanagar area of Srinagar for serving unhygienic food to customers while the food prepared at the restaurant was disposed off.

An official told news agency KNs that on specific information that at a restaurant in Karanagar, Srinagar serves unhygienic food to customers, a team of Food Safety Officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety immediately swung into action and sealed the restaurant.

He said that the food articles prepared under unsanitary conditions in this restaurant were properly disposed off.

He said that a complaint under relevant provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act shall be presented before the competent court against the proprietor and the incharge of these premises soon.

The official informed that the Department has filed 295 cases in District Srinagar against those Food Business Operators who violate the sanitary and hygienic requirements of FSS Act.

“Also 278 complaints have been filed against the Food Business Operators for not registering themselves under the relevant provisions of law.”

He said that the Department has decided to initiate strict action against the Food Business Operators particularly bakers, chicken sellers, butchers and restaurant owners who do not adhere to the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act. (KNS)