Sindh Food Authority has been in action lately raiding local eateries, inspecting food-related items and in case of violations putting heavy fines.
During the ongoing operation, A few famous bakeries and restaurants situated in various locations of Karachi were found violating the code of safety and health standards, which resulted in putting heavy fines over them.
Sindh Food Authority District South conducted a license inspection at the Regent Plaza Hotel situated at Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi. Deputy Director Operations has imposed a penalty of Rs500,000/-.
As being reported, cockroaches, lack of safety tools, rotten vegetables and substandard food ingredients including forbidden food chemicals were found in the restaurant’s kitchen. The owners have been given a month to the safety and health standards of the SFA.
In another operation, SFA has fined Tao, Vintage restaurant Rs 50,000/- for the following violations found during an inspection: “Expired products were found, uncovered items were placed, no documentation record was maintained”.
SFA has also fined the Del Frio restaurant Rs 100,000/-. As being reported during the inspection the following violations were found: “Unsanitary conditions, expired products were found, spoiled vegetables, cockroaches were found in premises”.
Furthermore, the Sindh Food Authority has fined a local restaurant, the Cote Rotie for a sum of Rs 300,000/- for various violations during the inspection. Authority report says they have found “expired meat and expired products”, “sanitary system was not satisfactory”, and “unhygienic conditions, dustbins were not covered”.