CDA seals six restaurants and food outlets for providing substandard, unhygienic food and poor sanitary conditions

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Health Services Directorate has sealed six (06) restaurants and food outlets besides lodging First Information Reports (FIR) against the owners for providing substandard, adulterated and unhygienic food and for poor sanitary conditions of the premises.

Directorate of Health Services, carried out different operations across the city and sealed Lahore Restaurant, Chat Palace and Lahori Samosa Pokora at Peshawar Morr, Sector G-9 while Irum Restaurant, Bari Bari Restaurant and Ravi Restaurant located at Aabpara Market were also sealed for using non-branded and substandard food items. Moreover, sanitary conditions of these premises were not up to the required standards and un-healthy status of the staff was also reported there. CDA has lodged FIRs against the owners of these food outlets.

It is pertinent to mention that CDA had earlier arranged a training workshop which was participated by more than 500 owners, mangers, chef and other staff of different hotels, restaurants, bakeries and other food outlets established in the city. CDA has constituted special teams, each team is being led by the Health Officer and comprises upon two food inspector and food helpers. Teams have been directed to ensure strict action against the food vendors engaged in food adulteration and poor food practices.

Chairman CDA, has directed the Health Services Directorate of the Authority to take stern action against the violators and implementation of the Pure Food Ordinance 1960 must be ensured in Federal Capital. He directed to utilize all available resources to ensure the availability of pure and hygienic food to the general public. 

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