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Nirmal Barman

Published:
2018-05-24 15:50:11 BdST

KFC, American Burger fined for rotten, unhealthy food


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A mobile court has found rotten and unhealthy foods in five popular eateries in the capital's Dhanmondi area.

KFC was found frying chicken with used oil while another restaurant was serving a good-looking platter of left overs of other customers on Wednesday.

Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam, who headed the Rapid Action Battalion drive, said they fined the five food shops a total of Tk 700,000 for different types of irregularities.

The four other shops fined in the drive are American Burger, Dawat-e Mejban, United Catering, and Dynamic Food Court.

The magistrate said KFC was fined Tk 100,000 for frying food with used oil and using tap water to make food.

Dawat-e Mejban was found to use textile colour in Polao and Jarda. A huge amount of rotten eggs were also found in the restaurant that has a dirty kitchen. It was fined Tk 400,000.

At United Catering, the mobile court found insects in rotten spices used to make kebab and Halim.

“The restaurant’s environment was very unhealthy. We fined it Tk 50,000,” magistrate Sarwoer said.

He said he was shocked when he entered the Dynamic Food Court.

“We caught a worker red-handed when he was readying a dish with left overs of other customers. The kitchen’s condition was pathetic.

“And American Burger looks posh from the outside, but the meat it uses for its burgers is rotten, kept in unhealthy condition.

“From the layers of dirt in their fridge, it appeared that they never cleaned it,” Sarwoer said.

Dynamic and American Burger were fined Tk 75,000 each.

Earlier in the day, a mobile court of police fined superstore Meenabazar’s Shantinagar outlet Tk 200,000 for selling beef at a higher price than fixed by Dhaka South City Corporation and soda water without approval of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution or BSTI.

Executive Magistrate Mohammad Moshiur Rahman said Meenabazar was selling two types of meat – one at Tk 450 per kg as fixed by the city corporation and another at Tk 540 per kg.

The superstore was also selling soda water with BSTI approval logo though the product was not approved by the institution, the magistrate added.

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