Thursday, August 17, 2017

Illegal cafes shuttered in Yekaterinburg

Several illegal cafes in the Yekaterinburg will be closed down following an investigation into food sanitation practices.

The investigation, conduced by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Ponomarev's office and the prosecutor's office of the Sverdlovsk region of Okhlopkova, found that the food served from establishments does not meet sanitary and epidemiological legislation based on laboratory results, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

The investigation came as a result of media publications about the existence of the illegal cafes throughout the city.

Police conducted test purchases in businesses located at the Str. Hasanovskaya, 71, Str. Chkalov, 37, Str. Shaumyan, 8, and Trans. Voronezh, 56.

The Leninsky district of Yekaterinburg prosecutor went to court with claims to the owners of the houses and land at all the addresses for the closures of cafes, which was granted, according to Oblgazeta.ru.

Whether or not the owners of the establishments will face criminal charges has yet to be determined. The chief of police in Yekaterinburg, however, has introduced the idea of eliminating such violations of the law.