It’s the monsoon season and Mumbaikars have another reason to hog at eateries and restaurants. Since school we’ve been instructed to “not eat outside food in the rains,” (read that in a school kid tone). But we need to look out for our own health and make sure that the place we’re hogging at is clean and is living up to food safety norms.
In the last 15 days, restaurants and eateries have been found to be unclean and are allegedly not maintaining standards according to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
17 restaurants and eateries have been issued a notice for not maintaining standards according to Suresh Annapure, Joint Commissioner (food).
According to food safety law, food needs to be cooked in a safe and clean environment and FDA is keeping tabs on restaurants to check if they’re following the law.
Keeping the season in mind, FDA is carrying out special checks around the city. Around 52 restaurants/eateries have been inspected and 17 have been handed a notice on the grounds of not maintaining required standards.
If the owners don’t respond to the notice within 15 days, strict action will be taken by the FDA against them and their license could be temporarily or permanently suspended.