The Quetta Metropolitan Corporation (QMC) launched on Tuesday a citywide crackdown against hotels and restaurants selling substandard food.
According to results of laboratory tests conducted on food samples taken from various restaurants, the meat, spices and oil used in the restaurants have been marked unhygienic, substandard and harmful for health.
The district administration and QMC took the food samples during raids conducted in the past six months. The food and beverage samples were taken from various restaurants across the city.
“The provincial government has established a Food Authority Department after five years,” said QMC administrator Ghulam Farooq Langove. “Strict measures will be carried out against the sellers of substandard food items.”
The food authority has initiated action against substandard vegetables grown from dirty water in the first phase of the plan.