Palike team raids unhygienic food product units

Palike team raids unhygienic food product units

Palike team raids unhygienic food product units

 Unhygienic units manufacturing food items were closed down and penalty was imposed on the owners during a raid by a BBMP team on Tuesday.

Led by its chairman Mujahid Pasha, the members of the Palike standing committee on health inspected units in Kamakshipalya and Hosahalli areas. The committee imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the owner of Beekays Store at Kamakshipalya, after finding water stagnating around it.

In the same locality, the team inspected Teju’s Garam Masala shop where chilli powder, coriander powder and other food products were being manufactured and packed. The members found unhygienic conditions there, with coriander powder strewn on the floor and workers not wearing gloves. The date of manufacture printed on the packets was July 2016.  They seized the packets and levied a penalty of Rs 15,000.

Their next stop was Bhyraveshwara Foods at Hosahalli. The team was shocked to find tomato sauce being prepared in an unhygienic way using poor-quality and rotten tomatoes. The facility was sealed and samples of the sauce were sent to the lab for tests.

Plastic unit
The owner of Hindustan Plastics at Kamakshipalya was warned against manufacturing plastic cups, as a ban on them was in place. The materials were seized and the unit was closed, even as the management said that they had sought time till July to stop producing plastic products.

Pasha later told reporters, “We inspected these places based on the complaints
received from the public and the local corporators. We will conduct more such raids in the coming days in all wards.”

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