The health department of Rajkot Municipal Corporation conducted a raid on a restaurant (Jaddu’s Food Field) run by cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s sister Naynaba in the city on Friday.
Led by Pankaj Rathod, medical officer of the RMC, a team of health officials from the civic body raided the restaurant located on Kalavad Road and went on a thorough inspection of its kitchen, storeroom, and other areas. Post inspection, the team found stale food, rotten vegetables, and other items in the restaurant and destroyed it.
“We found that they had stored the stale food on which fungus had grown in the freezer. Some vegetable were also found rotten and the raw food items were not stored as per standards mandated by Food Safety and Standards Act. Therefore, we destroyed some item on the spot,” Rathod told The Indian Express.
The health officers destroyed 17 kilograms of rotten vegetables, seven kilograms of pasta, 14 kg of bakery products like bread etc, nine kilograms of dough, four kilograms of stale chutneys, four kilograms of boiled but stale potatoes and poori, 1.5 kg of edible colours and 500 grams of noodles.
“We have issued the restaurant a notice asking it to take corrective measures and file a report with the RMC in four days. If they don’t reply to the notice in due time, the RMC has the power to cancel the license of the restaurant,” Rathod further added.
This is the second time that Jaddu’s Food Field has faced action from the RMC. Around three years ago, the health department of the civic body had collected samples of food items from the restaurant after receiving complaints. But no punitive action was taken at that time.