Drive to be launched to inspect cleanliness in restaurants

KARACHI: The Karachi administration would initiate a drive from next week to inspect cleanliness arrangements in restaurants.

This was decided in a meeting held on Tuesday regarding preparation of meals at the restaurants while maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation especially at the kitchens.

The Commissioner Karachi, Ejaz Ahmed Khan, presided over the meeting.

He said that it is the obligation of the owners of the restaurants to maintain due cleanliness, hygiene while preparing meals at the food outlets.

Commissioner said that the restaurant owners should design the kitchens in such a way that the customers could view the process of preparation of the meals. This task should be completed within three months’ time. The cooks, waiters and other staff be provided uniforms and gloves etc.

The Commissioner warned that in case of any violations, heavy fine would be imposed.

The staff working in restaurants would have to obtain medical fitness certificate from the Health Department of the Karachi Municipal Corporation.