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19 food outlets across city under AMC scanner

The Health Flying Squad of AMC carried out a surprise test of meals retailers from February 8 to 11. Fifteen suspicious meals samples were sent for testing. As many as 19 eating places had been served notices and 400 kg of meals pieces, together with poha, potatoes, bread, gravy, chutney, vegetables and flour had been destroyed, while Rs 52,000 administrative fees had been recovered.

Suspicious meals samples had been seized from The Grand Thaker at Dev Arc complex (1 kg of hing and 1 kg chocolate powder), Jassi de Parathe near Vastrapur Lake (pink chutney and moongdal halwa), Fozzie’s Pizzaiolo on SG Highway (tomato gravy), Pragati - The restaurant and Banquet near Krishnanagar (tomato gravy), Unique restaurant, Nikol (cottonseed oil), Mayur restaurant, Khokhra circle (malai paneer), Hotel Royal Landmark, Maninagar (Red gravy), Hina Foods, Panjrapol (brown gravy), Real Taste Restaurant, Hathijan (cottonseed oil), Hasmukh Mavavala, Manek Chowk (maavo), Shyamshikhar restaurant, Bapunagar (cold powder), Bhagyoday restaurant, near Relief Cinema (cold powder) and Hyderabadi Biryani, Bodakdev (gravy).

They were sent for testing. In-charge scientific officer of well being Bhavin Solanki said, “Strict motion will probably be taken against those using substandard meals, promoting it or storing it. Of 19 we served notices, 3 devices specifically Jassi De Parathe, Vastrapur, The Grand Thaker, SG Highway and Hina Foods, Panjrapol were issued closure notices over cleanliness. They should pay penalty and maintain cleanliness and hygiene before they'll be allowed to open.”

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