FSSAI finds expired raw material and cockroaches at Hotel Radisson
Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A team from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), West Region, carried out a sudden inspection of the Radisson Hotel and found cockroaches and flies in the staff canteen and raw materials storage area. The team also found a variety of expired foods being used in the kitchen and significant non-compliances related to general hygiene and good manufacturing practices.
A team led by Sheela Gauli, Official Designate and Central Licensing Authority, Madhya Pradesh, comprised of Vaidehi Kalzunkar, Scientist-I and Mukesh Gite, Technical Officer, conducted the inspection of the hotel on Tuesday.
“During the inspection of the premises, some raw materials – such as tea, mouth fresheners, peanut butter, vinegar for the preparation of meals – had expired or exceeded the best-before date according to the respective product labels. These raw materials, if used in the preparation of the food, would be unsafe to consume and could have posed a risk to consumer health, ”Gauli told Free Press.
She added that raw potatoes and ginger kept in storage bins were found to be rotten and no sorting of good and rotten potatoes and ginger was done. “In the kitchen area, boiled and unpeeled potatoes were found in a rotten state. The pickle jars of cucumbers were kept open without a lid while no pest control measures were taken as cockroaches and flies were found in the staff canteen and raw material storage area, “the FSSAI official said, adding,” When analyzing the severity of the situation , the expired products were destroyed. “
The hotel management has also failed to keep records for mandatory documents such as Pest Control Management, Third Party Review, Records, Approved Vendors List, Consumer Complaint Remediation and others. Trained supervisors were also not appointed under the mandate of the FSSAI, FOSTAC.
“Further action on identified violations under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, and regulations will be initiated by the FSSAI. We will continue to take active steps to review compliance in 5-star hotels to protect consumer interests and strictly control negligence in the hospitality industry.
“Routine inspection, no notification received”
“We have an FSSAI license and a team from FSSAI inspects the hotel regularly. We have not yet received any information or communications from the FSSAI about any action. ‘
– Manas Banerjee, General Manager, Hotel Radisson
“Expired products destroyed”
“Raw potatoes and ginger that were kept in storage bins were rotten, and sorting of good and rotten potatoes and ginger was not done. Boiled and unpeeled potatoes were found rotten in the kitchen area. The pickle jars with pickles were kept open without a lid, there was no pest control, as cockroaches and flies were found in the company canteen and in the raw material store. When analyzing the severity of the situation, the expired products were destroyed.
– Sheela Gauli, Official Designate and Central Licensing Authority, Madhya Pradesh
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Posted: Thursday 09 September 2021 12:46 AM IST