Food Outlet Sealed For Unhygienic Conditions In Rawalpindi
In Rawalpindi, the local authorities took action on Friday by closing down Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and OMG outlets in Chaklala Scheme-III and Askari-3 due to their use of spoiled meat and unsanitary kitchen conditions.
Assistant Commissioner Cantonment, Qandeel Fatima Memon, ordered the closure of KFC Scheme 3 after receiving a complaint that a steel wire had been discovered in a burger fillet. Upon verifying the authenticity of the complaint, KFC Scheme 3 was sealed. The food establishments were cautioned to improve their kitchen staff’s hygiene and food preparation practices.
In the second operation, the assistant commissioner cantonment sealed OMG Restaurant in Askari 3. She explained that a complaint had been lodged about OMG serving burgers with a foul odor, and upon inspecting their kitchen, it was evident that the kitchen’s condition was deplorable, with cockroaches present everywhere and uncovered jars. Consequently, the restaurant was closed.
She emphasized that food outlets were required to obtain medical examination certificates from the district health authority. It was also mandatory for these establishments to have their chefs and workers undergo medical tests twice a year and obtain medical reports from government hospitals.
Furthermore, she noted that the provincial government had issued strict directives to take action against those jeopardizing people’s health, and she intended to conduct surprise visits to cantonment areas in the coming days to ensure compliance.
She added that the Rawalpindi district administration was committed to the well-being of its residents and to ensuring that clean and safe food was served to the local population.