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Goa FDA checks hotels, beach shacks for substandard food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Goa has launched a crackdown on nightclubs, beach shacks, restaurants and other places which they suspect are serving substandard food or operating without licence. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane Thursday said three food outlets at Morjim beach in North Goa have been closed down along with a restaurant attached to a resort for providing substandard food. One of these food outlets was being run by three Russians and it did not have FDA licence which is mandatory as per the local laws, Rane said. The minister said the FDA will continue its crackdown to ensure that food items served at restaurants are safe for consumption. The restaurant attached to a resort which was closed down by FDA was serving substandard food and also contaminated water to guests, Rane said, quoting from a report prepared by officials who inspected the premises. He said checks on restaurants are being conducted with the help of the local police, who ...

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