Civic body warns hotels of closure

The city Corporation authorities have said that stringent action, including closure, will be initiated against hotels and eateries in the city that fail to comply with sanitation and food safety standards even after being issued notices.

In a statement released here on Wednesday, Corporation Secretary E. Devadasan and health officer D. Sreekumar said that hotels and restaurants that had been issued notice following inspections conducted by the Corporation health squads should take steps to rectify the defects pointed out by the squads.

Inspection

On Wednesday, four squads of Corporation health inspectors conducted inspections at hotels in the city.

Out of the six hotels raided in Nanthencode circle, notice was issued to Hotel Ananthapuri (Kesavadasapuram), Hotel Sanju (Marappalam), Aryajyothi (LIC Pattom) and MGM restaurant.

In the Kazhakuttam circle, notice was issued to Hotel Geethanjali, Hotel Malus, Hotel Arya Bhavan, Hotel Aryas, Mahadeva Restaurant and Hotel Malankara.

Hotel Geet in Thiruvallam zone has been issued notice to improve sanitation conditions.

In the Chenthitta circle, notice was issued to Hotel Balaji(Chala), Hotel Kailas (Chala) and Santhosh Café (Power House Road).

The City Corporation has also warned against keeping cooked food uncovered.