Mangaluru: The health officer along with his team raided a home-made eatables shop, Satvam Organic, at Jail Road here, on July 20.
The team headed by Health officer Manjaiah Shetty raided the shop after getting complaints from the public saying that the shop, which sells home-made eatables, is not hygienic and that they find many cockroaches in and around the shop. The shop owner had sprayed insecticide and many cockroaches were found dead inside the shop. When the public complained to the Health Department (HD), a team was sent to the shop for investigation.
During investigation, the HD team found many dead cockroaches inside the shop in the area where the food was stored. After inspection the condition of the shop, the Health Officer shut down the shop and warned the owner not to open the shop again. Later, he served a notice to the shop owner for not maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in and around the shop where eatables are being prepared and served.
In the evening, the shop owner used another key and opened the shop and was selling eatables. When the Health Officer came to know that the shop owner had not followed the order of the department, he once again raided the shop filed a complaint against the shop owner for violating the norms of the Health Department and for not following the orders.