RCB launches campaign against low quality food items

Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) Wednesday collected samples from restaurants and Fast Food outlets which have been sent to lab for test. According to RCB spokesman, Qaiser Mahmood, Food department of the board was trying to ensure supply of healthy and quality food items to the people.
Raids are being conducted to check quality of edibles and action in accordance with the law being taken against those supplying substandard and low quality food items to the customers.
He informed that raids were carried out in Dhoke Banaras, Naseerabad, Ahmedabad, Quaid-e-Azam Colony and other areas and food samples were collected from different shops, Nan centers, hotels, restaurants, milk shops and general stores including Saleem General Store, Insaf General Store, Abbasi Nan center, Bismillah Nan center and Abbasi restaurant. The team also issued 10 notices on poor hygiene condition under section 118/C.
Talha Beef Shop, Ahmedabad, Bashir Mutton shop Quaid-e-Azam Colony and others were imposed fines on violation of the rules.
Meanwhile, RCB anti-encroachment team conducted raids in Saddar, Range Road, Tench Bhatta, Naseerabad, Misrial Road and other areas and confiscated five truckload goods of encroachers while 22 notices were also issued to the rules violators. The spokesman informed that 22 shopkeepers found indulged in encroachments were issued notices. The shopkeepers have been warned of strict action in accordance with the law on failure.
The anti-encroachment operation on the instruction of Cantonment Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Saima Shah has been intensified and efforts are also being made to make RCB areas encroachment free. The team confiscated handcarts, tables, counters and other goods while illegal banners and posters were also removed from different areas, he added.—APP

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