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Goa FDA checks hotels, beach shacks for substandard food

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The (FDA) in has launched a crackdown on nightclubs, beach shacks, restaurants and other places which they suspect are serving or operating without licence.

Thursday said three at in North have been closed down along with a restaurant attached to a resort for providing

"One of these was being run by three Russians and it did not have FDA licence which is mandatory as per the local laws," Rane said.

The said the FDA will continue its crackdown to ensure that served at restaurants are safe for consumption.

"The restaurant attached to a resort which was closed down by FDA was serving and also contaminated 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 had said the restaurants being run by foreigners would be on the FDA's radar as "they double up as a drug heaven".

The crackdown comes ahead of the and New Year festivities, which see a large number of tourists from and abroad thronging the coastal state.

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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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:30 IST