Islamabad’s top fast food restaurants fined over hygiene breaches

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Islamabad Capital Territory Administration imposed a hefty fine on 6 restaurants in Islamabad for being unhygienic.

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Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration has imposed a fine worth Rs 4 lac and 8,000 (US$4000) on six eateries for failing to maintain hygienic and sanitary conditions.

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration inspected a total of 75 restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the city. At least six fast food joints were fined due to unhygienic conditions, use of substandard products, expired edibles and poor handling of food items.

A team supervised by Islamabad Additional Deputy Commissioner Abdul Sattar Isani and assistant commissioners visited the restaurants.

The popular fast food restaurant KFC’s two outlets in Super Market and at Centaurus Mall were both fined Rs. 50,000 each for substandard food.

To the surprise of many, city’s favourite burger joints were also fined for poor food hygiene. A hefty fine of Rs. 100,000 was imposed on Fat Burger whereas Johnny Rockets and Burger King were slammed with a fine of Rs. 30,000 each for substandard conditions. The team also found unhygienic conditions at SAVA Foods at Centaurus Mall.

Deputy commissioner Islamabad Mushtaq Ahmed said that actions are being taken on the directive of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who launched a grand operation against adulterated and unhygienic food items in bazaars, markets, restaurants and food courts.

This is how much fine was imposed on following fast food joints:

  1. KFC (Centaurus) – Rs. 50,000
  2. KFC (Super Market) – Rs. 50000
  3. SAVA Foods (Centaurus) – Rs. 15000
  4. Fat Burger – Rs. 100,000
  5. Burger King – Rs. 30,000
  6. Johnny Rockets – Rs. 30,000

Deputy commissioner Islamabad shared the details on his Facebook account:

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