LCC Drags Chrismar Hotel To Court Over ‘Filthy’ Food

LCC Drags Chrismar Hotel To Court Over ‘Filthy’ Food

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has dragged Chrismar Hotel to court for operating under insanitary conditions after they were allegedly found selling food unfit for human consumption.

According to a statement issued by LCC public relations manager Mulundu Habeenzu, the council stated that the hotel was operating under insanitary conditions contrary to the provisions of the food and drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.

“On 10th November, 2015, LCC received cases of suspected food poisoning at Chrismar Hotel and about 31 people who were reported to have been affected were screened and treated at State House Health Centre. An inspection of the hotel was undertaken by health inspectors from the Lusaka City Council on the same day, and the hotel was found to be operating under insanitary conditions,” Habeenzu stated.

Mr. Habeenzu stated Chrismar Hotel was expected to appear in court at the Civic Centre on January 14.

The first count alleged that Chrismar Hotel was preparing food under insanitary conditions contrary to section 7 of the food and drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.

The second count alleged that the hotel was “selling food consisting filthy and unfit for human consumption” contrary to Section 3 of the food and drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.

Source : Post Zambia

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