RAWALPINDI: The Food Branch of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has issued notices to 25 food outlets for unhygienic and poor cleanliness conditions.
According to RCB Food Branch, a total of 43 food outlets were checked and the teams collected 38 food samples which were sent to the lab for quality testing while fines were also imposed on rules violators.
The cases of substandard food items were also sent to the court of the cantonment magistrate which imposed fines on rules violators.
The food inspectors on the directive of the cantonment executive officer conducted surprise visits of different markets including Saddar, Allahabad, Peshawar Road and other areas and inspected cleanliness conditions at food outlets, as well as the quality of food. In order to ensure supply of quality food items to the residents, he said, the teams were conducting raids at food outlets in different areas on a daily basis.
Fines were also being imposed on the stallholders and vendors for unhygienic food and poor cleanliness conditions.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2019.