Prominent restaurants challaned for unhygienic conditions

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: A Food Safety team led by Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Jammu challaned various restaurants for unhygienic conditions.
The Food Safety team inspected many eating points and challaned them for unhygienic conditions of cooking, processing and washing area of food at Rameshwar Chowk Jammu. During inspection, two eating points were found using residential area for commercial use and later were briefed about the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA). They were advised to keep the cooking area neat and clean and maintain personal hygiene so that people who eat food and eatables get well nourished and hygienic food.
Dr Parvesh Kumar apprised them that their area is just near to hospital and most of the customers are those who are attendants of the patients and they should get hygienic food.
The team also inspected 360 Restaurant at KC Theatre and was challaned for unhygienic conditions. The team found expired raw material and seized it. The restaurant staff has been advised to maintain all the norms as per FSSA and two weeks time was served to them to maintain the norms.
The team also inspected kitchens and food handlers of Ashoka Hotel and Hari Niwas and advised them to maintain personal hygiene.
“Medical certificates especially test for screening of typhoid, Hepatitis-A and urine should be conducted on routine basis and keep record for water testing and pesticide control to minimize infectious”, Dr Parvesh Kumar asked the food handlers of Ashoka Hotel and Hari Niwas.
Meanwhile, a team comprising of Food Safety Officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Dr Parvesh Kumar inspected the prominent food establishments and restaurants including  Choudhary Canteen, Fitness Cook, Jammu Eatery, Moti Mahal Deluxe, BK Foods and Hospitality, Shree Ji Foods, Imperial Foods, Bombay Special Pav Bhaji, 11 Burger Lab, Dominos Pizza, etc at Bhau Plaza. During inspection, three food establishments and restaurants were challaned and improvement notices were served to others.