GUWAHATI: An investigation was conducted by the Food Safety Department on Tuesday, after which nine hotels have been served a week long closure notice under section 32 of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. These included Dichang hotel, GAMS Delicacy, Mandakini hotel, Payal hotel and Ashirbad hotel in Ganeshguri, hotel City Heart in Rehabari, Maa Kali hotel, Joyashree hotel and Shah hotel in Bharalamukh.
A senior officer of the Food Safety Kamrup (M) department informed that upon investigation, the work places were found to be unhygienic and unsanitary with licenses missing, except for GAMS Delicacy. It did not have adequate space for storage, poorly lighted and ventilated, floor and wall dirty, equipments, vessels and containers in insanitary condition, no provision for proper drainage, use of expired spices, etc. On the basis of observation, the eateries have been directed to immediately close kitchen for seven days and initiate renovation and correction of the loopholes.