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GHMC to continue raids during Ramadan too

Hyderabad: GHMC in collaboration with the heath and sanitation wing of GHMC, veterinary doctors, officials of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) and police, will continue its crackdown against eateries not complying with the norms of Food Safety Standards Act 2006, during the month of Ramadan. In a statement issued by GHMC it was told that the eateries should maintain proper hygiene and take all the precautionary measures while preparing haleem.

GHMC has inspected 354 since it began its crackdown on April 3, out of which 198 hotels were found violating norms. The total amount of fine imposed on these hotels because of unstamped meat, stale food being used in cooking, unhygienic kitchens and unclean wash rooms is 16.5 lakh.

There are 18 norms as per the guidelines, including medical check-up of staff, using gloves, masks and head caps while serving food, using stale food.