- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Surprise inspection of restaurants, cafes and supermarkets carried out by a Hawally municipality emergency team as part of its field inspection campaign in the governorate resulted in the closure of six shops, and ten citations.
One of the citations was for opening a shop even before a license from municipality was obtained. Team’s chief Riyadh Al Rabie said that the restaurants and cafeterias were ordered to shut down because inspectors found rats and insects. Such poor state of hygiene could endanger the lives of consumers.
The kitchens of these restaurants were not clean. The cafes were closed since they occupied an area more than what was allocated during licensing. The team issued citations for failure to abide by the cleanliness rules at the place where the food was being prepared.
One of the shops was ordered to close as its license had expired and it was employing a laborer without having obtained the necessary health papers.
Al Rabie said that inspectors closed these restaurants as they were in violation of the municipality rules and conditions. He said the campaign and surprise checks will continue as the health of the consumers was paramount. He said all items on display were subject to inspections and samples were being recorded for lab tests.
By Hanan Al Saadoun, Kuwait Times Staff
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