Mangaluru: Intrusion of Cockroaches in Eatables Shop – Health Officer Files Complaint

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.

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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.


  1. I am a regular customer at this place.Coincidentally, I happened to be shopping while some health inspectors arrived on receiving a complaint from the owner of another neighboring shop. Upon inquiry,I found that the owner of the shop had done/was doing the necessary to eliminate the roaches, and he was in the process of cleaning the dead insects.Apparently, the so called complaint had nothing to do with the general public or clients as stated in the news- but malicious and a jealous neighbor on a mission to tarnish the image of a decent and established enterprise.

  2. Surprisingly, this store looks cleaner than majority of the stores, goodangadis and markets in the town!! Agreed – I see dead cockroaches on the floor. This is nothing compared to dead kitties, dead birds and what not in fish market next to city Bus stand!! I’ve no idea how anyone can buy stuff from that market and eat it!! LOL Also, this brave health inspector can randomly choose a restaurant and go to kitchen area to find colonies of cockroaches and common house geckos!! I find it somewhat unfair to pick on a store owner when the entire city stinks and looks like a portion of afghaanistaana after a bomb attack!!

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