Nagpur: Food and Drug administration has suspended licence of Hotel Ashoka for three days starting from February 6 to 8 on charges of uncleanliness found in various parts of the establishment during inspection and violation of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
During suspension period, licence holder of restaurant cannot produce, store, sale and distribute any food items. Further action under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 will be taken if violations are found in further period, the assistant commissioner (food) of Food and Drug administration department N R Wakode has stated in notice issued to the restaurant.
Food and Drug administration department took this action following complaint lodged by president of Anti-Adulteration Consumer Society Mohammad Shahed Shareef.
Following complaint of uncleanliness, food safety officer A D Raut had inspected restaurant on September 18, 2015. Shortcomings in 15 to 16 cases like filth in water tank, storage of raw material, vegetarian and non-vegetarian items together in deep freezer and others.
The rectification notice was sent to restaurant on September 21.
Review inspection was done on December 1, 2015. During this inspection, shortcoming found in earlier inspection were again found. Show cause notice was issued to the restaurant on December 3, 2015. In view of public health, the department took decision to suspend licence of the restaurant for three days.