161 eateries across Kerala were raided for food safety and quality by special teams from the office of the Food Safety Commissioner on Wednesday. A Pressnote issued here said fines to the extent of Rs.7,62,000 were slapped on select eateries and improvement notices were given to 112 hotels. Three eateries were ordered shut.
In Thiurvananthapuram, 11 hotels were raided and the fine imposed was Rs7,200. Improvement notices were given to nine eateries. In Kollam district, 17 hotels were raided and the fine imposed was Rs85,000. One eatery was ordered shut and improvement notices were served on others. In Alappuzha, seven hotels were raided and fines to the tune of Rs1,05,000 were imposed and improvement notices were issued to six eateries.
In Pathanamthitta, nine eateries were raided and improvement notices were issued to five. The fine levied was Rs32,000. In Kottayam, 10 eateries were raided and Rs70,000 was levied as fine. Improvement notices were issued to six eateries. In Idukki, raids were held at 13 places and notices issued to 10 eateries. The fine imposed amounts to Rs51,000.
In Ernakulam, 15 eateries were raided and a fine of Rs75,000 was imposed. Improvement notice was issued to one eatery. In Thrissur, 15 eateries were raided and notices issued to 10. The fine imposed was Rs65,000. In Palakkad, 13 hotels were raided and Rs20,000 levied as fine. Seven hotels were issued improvement notices. In Malappuram, 13 eateries were raided and fines of Rs12,000 were imposed. Six eateries were given improvement notices.
In Kozhikode, 10 hotels were raided and eight were given improvement notices. A fine of Rs35,000 was levied. In Wayanad, six eateries were raided and a fine of Rs55,000 was imposed. While one outlet was closed, improvement notices were issued to 6. In Kasaragod, 12 outlets were raided and one eatery was ordered closed. Improvement notices were issued to the others. A fine of Rs54,000 was levied.
In Kannur, 10 hotels were raided and fine of Rs31,000 was levied. Nine hotels were given improvement notices. Quality-related complaints about hotels and eateries can be made at the toll-free number 1800 425 1125, the press note added.