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Safe Food drive: closure notice served on two eateries in Kochi

A team led by District Health Officer P.N. Sreenivasan inspecting a bakery in the city on Tuesdays as part of the Safe Food drive.

A team led by District Health Officer P.N. Sreenivasan inspecting a bakery in the city on Tuesdays as part of the Safe Food drive.  

Two eateries were issued closure notices and and action was taken against eight following raids conducted on Tuesday as part of the district administration’s Safe Food drive.

Unhygienic conditions, lack of licence and health cards for workers were among the reasons cited for issuing closure notices. Fresh Chips Bakery at Padamugal and Ananda Bhavan at Olimugal were issued closure notices.

Two eateries were asked to pay a fine of ₹10,000 each.

Raids will be held in the district three days a week, including at night. Illegal shops will be removed.

The drive is part of the campaign to check communicable diseases. District Collector S. Suhas has ordered the inspection of street food vendors and other eateries as part of the drive to ensure safe food.

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