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Mumbai: FDA shuts unhygienic, unlicensed eateries at Bhayandar mall


Bhayandar: Officials from the Thane unit of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday slapped closure notices on an eatery and a juice parlour – both operating from the third floor of Maxus Mall in Bhayandar owing  to the absence of the mandated food license and  unhygienic conditions respectively.

The action followed after an inspection by food safety inspector Manek Jadhav under the supervision of assistant commissioner (food) Krishna Dabhade at the eatery Aahar Foods and the juice parlour Juices and Chills. While the eatery was found to be operating without a valid food license, the kitchen of the juice parlour was found to be in an extremely pathetic state with live cockroaches detected at the time of inspection.

The closure orders were issued under Section 36(3)(b) to both the food business operators for contravening the Provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. The drive against selling adulterated and unhygienic food in the city will be a routine affair from now on, FDA officials said.