Islamabad - Directorate of Health Services (DHS) Capital Development Authority (CDA) has expedited its campaign against food outlets engaged in poor food practices, CDA officials said yesterday.

Especially constituted teams are raiding in the city to ensure the quality of food at restaurants, hotels and bakeries.

During the last four weeks, these teams challaned 40 and issued 74 notices to the violators of hygiene sections of PPF Ordinance 1960.

Moreover, a three-star restaurant in I-8/1 Market has been partially sealed in addition to the closing and sealing of two ‘ganna’ juice stalls at H-9 weekly bazaar. Furthermore, many packets of non-branded nimko, dozen liters of sub-standard ketch up, non-branded cooking oil, a large quantity of rotten Gauva, dozens of rotten banana and 36 un-hygienic cracked/chipped utensils including cups, plates, kettles etc were confiscated and destroyed, the officials said. Member Administration CDA Amir Ali Ahmed has directed Directorate of Health Services to continue operation against sub-standards fruit and vegetables sellers in the city to make sure the supply of hygienic food stuff for the masses.

He has further directed to ensure the implementation of principals of public health and relevant rules.