IT LOOKS LIKE THE BAD DAYS OF CURLIES ARE NOT YET OVER, FOLLOWING THE RECENT RAIDS ON THE MOST POPULAR SHACK SITUATED IN ANJUNA THE PANDORA OF ILLEGALITIES WAS EXPOSED. AFTER THE DRUGS RELATED INCIDENT AT THE BEACH SHACK NOW FDA HAVE FOUND ITS KITCHEN IN HIGHLY UNHYGIENIC CONDITION. ACCORDING TO THE FDA AUTHORITIES, CURLIES KITCHEN WAS IN SUCH A BAD SHAPE THAT IT WAS EVEN OVERLOOKING THE BASIC LAWS OF HYGIENE…
Just when the Curlies owner, Edwin Nunes had breathed a sigh of relief, after being bailed out of an alleged drug case, he was put through another trial when his beach shack was raided by Food and Drugs Administration on Thursday. The FDA found out that the shack was operating under extremely unhygienic condition. They then ordered for immediate shut down of the shack.
FDA noted 30 violations, that included food cooked in the open, kitchen has direct access to washrooms and use of excessive food colour in cooking, among others.
The Director of FDA Salim Veljee said that the food handlers were not following basic hygiene. “The storage of food items as well as intermediate items was not hygienic, cooking of the food items was done in an open area, and the kitchen had direct access to toilets,” said Veljee.
The restaurant manager also failed to produce the valid license of FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), Veljee said. A source said the FDA officials also noted that the refrigerators were not only rusted but were unclean, too. Besides, the right refrigeration temperature was not maintained.
As to the use of food colours, senior food safety officer Rajiv Korde said, “As per the Food Safety Act, use of food colours are not allowed in any food preparation as the food become unsafe. We found food colours used in cooked items and ordered that the food is destroyed.”
According to the reports, the restaurant will remain shut till the compliance report is filed by its operator, and deficiencies are rectified. What is your opinion on the number of controversies surrounded to the Curlies? Please share your views on this serious issue.