BMC Launches Crackdown On Shopkeepers Selling Stale Food

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Bhubaneswar: Turning on mission mode to address civic issues, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) launched a massive crackdown on and destroyed nearly 40 kgs of stale food at various shops in the State capital.

With an aim to check the spread of diseases, BMC raided the shops situated in CRP and fire station area, destroyed around 40kg of stale food, and imposed a fine of Rs 26500 on the shop owner.

Later, the civic bodies raided the shops situated near Apollo hospital and food stalls along KIIT road in the North zone of the city and collected a penalty of Rs 23500 from them on Thursday.

The raid was led by the BMC North Zone deputy commissioner Purandar Nanda along with the BMC Food Examiner Sujan Patel.

A special squad formed for the purpose has been raiding shops in different areas of the city and destroying food found stale or unhygienic for consumption, sources said.

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