The Sindh Food Authority (SFA) recovered expired meat from a Karachi restaurant, under investigation over the death of two minor siblings. The Sindh Food Authority sealed the restaurant after the death of two children, identified as 18-month-old Ahmed and Muhammad, 5, lost their lives on November 11, allegedly due to food poisoning after dining at the restaurant. Police had initiated a probe into the matter after the restaurant was sealed for forensic investigation.
It is tragic that a young couple lost two young sons because of food poising (but police is investigating the case from all different angels and aspects). It is really devastating for the family. As a mother I can feel the pain of a mother who lost two young kids. We must learn from this tragedy and take measures and actions to save the other lives.
The media earlier reported the police that the restaurant served food to nearly 300 customers on that day and no other customer complained of food poising. But the recovery of expired meat is a serious development and it should be taken seriously. The use of expired food items and eatables should be made a heinous crime and punished accordingly.
The quality of food at restaurants has fallen in last years. There is no proper check on the eateries to provide healthy, fresh and quality food to the customers. The Sindh Food Authority is not fully functional to monitor the standard and quality of food items selling in the market. The Sindh government should take all necessary measures and actions to make the Authority fully functional and empowered.
The mother of deceased children is still under treatment in a private hospital. The mother and two children brought to hospital after they suffered from food poising. The police is waiting the chemical examination reports of the children to ascertain the cause of food poising and death.
The authority was tipped that the restaurant administration had de-sealed the eatery, at which SFA officials reached the restaurant located in the city’s Zamzama area. Upon reaching there, officials said, they came to know of the restaurant’s godown situated next to it. The officials recovered expired meat dating back to 2014.
The expiry dates were visible on the meat and other edibles, SFA officials said further, which were being shifted to some other place. The officials, after collecting samples of edibles present inside, sealed the godown as well.
Abrar Sheikh, SFA director, said it was unlawful to move the commodities from the godown since the matter was being investigated.Police also nabbed a man who was moving the edibles from the godown.
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17 November, 2019