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.
"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 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 provide protection to FDA teams.
Earlier this week, the minister had said the restaurants being run by foreigners would be on the FDA's radar as "they double up as a drug heaven".
Goa's beaches have already started witnessing a rush of domestic tourists.
December is among the busiest months in terms of tourist arrivals.
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