Hyderabad’s Alpha Hotel Sealed By GHMC’s Food Safety Wing For Violation Of Safety Standards

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Hyderabad’s Alpha Hotel Sealed By GHMC’s Food Safety Wing For Violation Of Safety Standards

Due to serious concerns about food safety and cleanliness, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) closed the Alpha Hotel in Secunderabad on Sunday. The action was taken as a result of serious violations of safety standards seen by the hotel during a recent inspection by the GHMC’s Food Safety Wing. The inspection came after a customer registered a complaint against it. 

Hyderabad’s Alpha Hotel Sealed By GHMC

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After the initial inspection, a notification was sent to the hotel management on Friday requesting that they address the problems found. Nevertheless, despite their promises to take corrective action, nothing changed.

The Food Safety Authority (FSA) staff visited the Alpha hotel again on Sunday. They discovered that the management had not satisfactorily addressed the issues with food safety. As a result, GHMC decided to seal the hotel. 

Officials from the GHMC will talk to the district government and look for more enforcement against the hotel’s management. (As per The Siasat Daily)

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Customer Complained Of Stale Food

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A 40-year-old customer went to Hyderabad’s Alpha Hotel on Friday. The man, along with his friends, ordered mutton kheema roti. While enjoying the meal, he suddenly began vomiting. His friend requested to speak to the hotel’s manager. Another person posing as the hotel’s manager spoke to him. A very unpleasant smell was noticed from the Kheema roti, and hence a complaint was registered.  (As per The Siasat Daily)

Recently, after receiving several complaints about hygiene, FDA authorities reportedly conducted a raid on the Bademiya stores in Colaba. In the kitchen, authorities discovered rats and cockroaches. 

In addition, they discovered that, despite a 76-year history, Bademiya lacks a current license from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. These two factors led to the sudden closure of this well-known kebab shop in Mumbai. 

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