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GHMC raids Walmart, slaps fine of Rs 10,000 for ‘unstamped meat’

Hyderabad: Continuing its drive against unstamped meat, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Thursday raided a Walmart outlet and imposed a fine of 10,000 for selling ‘unstamped meat’. A three-member team from the GHMC found that they were selling some meat, procured from Nagpur.

However a Walmart spokesperson was quoted as saying “At Walmart, food safety is given top priority and an integral part of our compliance culture…We continually work towards mitigating food safety risks, and collaborate with all stakeholders including suppliers. We follow very stringent quality standards and ensure our suppliers have valid FSSAI licences from the very beginning when we start sourcing from them.

Besides Walmart GHMC also raided Papaji Ka Dhaba, Kanak International Bar & Restaurant, Abids, Almas Palace in Jubilee Hills, Papadams in Vanasthalipuram, Maharaja Restaurant and Bar, Mount Paradise Bar & Family Restaurant and Sri Siddhi Udupi Tiffin & Restaurant and they were fined for keeping the place untidy.

Beginning its drive on April 3, the GHMC so far checked around 292 hotels of which 173 were found breaking rules.