Saudi Arabian authorities recently closed an eatery in the city of Jeddah. They came to know that the restaurant has been preparing samosas and other snacks in the toilets for more than 30 years. Citing local media, Gulf News reported that Jeddah Municipality raided a restaurant in a residential building after receiving such information about a terrible food chase by the eatery for nearly three decades.
According to the report, the restaurant also used to prepare breakfast and meals in the washroom. Additionally, Jeddah Municipality officials found that the eatery used foods such as meat and cheese, some of which were from two years ago. Goods were kept in insects.
Officials noted that the people who worked in the 30-year-old restaurant had no health cards and were clearly in violation of the residency law. Now the restaurant is closed.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time a restaurant in Saudi Arabia has been closed due to unhygienic conditions. According to Gulf News, a famous shawarma restaurant in Jeddah itself was also closed in January after a rat was seen wandering around and eating meat on top of a skewer.
Several angry social media users had reacted to the shocking video which showed a rat on shawarma skewers at the famous eatery. He also demanded the authorities to take immediate stern action against the restaurant, following which the eatery was sealed.
At the time, according to the report, Saudi officials had informed that he had made 2,833 inspection visits. The municipality said that 43 violations were detected and 26 facilities were closed as a result of inspection operations.
first published:April 26, 2022, 4:48 p.m.