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Puri: Health team raids in Hotels: Fine imposed for serving stale food

12/04/2022 at 9:19 PM

Puri, April 12: A health team of Puri Municipal Corporation conducted a raid in a few hotels and imposed cash fines for serving stale food to the visitors.

A fine of Rs 10,000 in total, has been collected from two hotels situated on Digabarini-Acharya Harihar road on Tuesday.

Sources said a handful of visitors were admitted to Puri hospital following diarrhea caused due to food poisoning. Acting on it, a squad of the Puri Municipal Corporation led by the Health Inspector conducted rain on specific inputs.

During the raid, stale food was recovered and destroyed from a hotel. At the same time, a hotel was found running with no valid food license. Following this, they were slapped with a cash fine of Rs 5000 each.

Regular raids will continue till the Rath Yatra, in order to check epidemics like diarrhea and other contaminating diseases, said a health officer.  

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