KARACHI: I wish to draw the attention of the relevant authorities towards a major problem in the city of Karachi. All over the city, substandard food items are being sold and traders are selling them without any fear or sense of ethics.
Unhealthy food poses serious risk to the health of people. Besides, vendors of cooked food items do not cover them, so they are exposed to pollution causing harm to consumers.
The authorities concerned must take prompt action against such vendors and implement a process whereby regular health and safety surveys are conducted at every food establishment in the city, big or small.
Those who fail to meet hygiene requirements must then be subjected to fines and their businesses should be closed until requirements are met.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2016.