rawalpindi - The food branch of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board has issued 18 notices to food outlets for unhygienic and poor cleanliness conditions while 21 food samples were collected from different restaurants, hotels and other fast food points.

According to RCB spokesman, Qaiser Mahmood, the food samples collected from different points have been sent to lab for quality test while fines amounting to over Rs31,000 were also imposed on rules’ violators.

The cases of substandard food items were sent to the court of the cantonment magistrate which imposed fines on the rules violators.

He said on the directive of the Cantonment Executive Officer, the team conducted surprise visits of different markets and inspected cleanliness condition with quality of food items.

He said a team imposed fines on food outlets including stall holders and vendors for unhygienic food and poor cleanliness condition.

Raids on the food outlets would continue, he said adding that the teams were directed to also check the health of the workers serving at the food outlets.

To a question, he said, the RCB team under anti-encroachment operation also confiscated two truckload goods from Naseerabad and Allahabad. Posters and banners were also removed from different the cantt areas, he added.