Pinetown food outlets shut following inspection

Pinetown food outlets shut following inspection

Several eateries in Pinetown have been shut down by inspectors.

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eThekwini's Environmental Health Department led an operation on Tuesday - targeting food outlets in the CBD that don't comply with health and safety regulations and the City's bylaws.

City spokesperson, Msawakhe Mayisela says an outlet on Stanfield Road was immediately shut for selling food under unhygienic conditions.

He says, among other things, it was selling rotten meat and several other transgressions including a lack of trading license. 

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Communities are urged to report any suspicious conduct in food outlets.

"We are very excited about the operation that we have embarked on, that has resulted in quite a number of people being arrested. 

"We need to at all times ensure that we protect our residents against unscrupulous business operators who are so pre-occupied by maximizing profit at the expense of lives of unnoticing members of the community. 

"By working together, we will rid our city of these elicit behaviour."

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