The Food Safety and Drug Administration department sealed a cafe in Coimbatore's PN Palayam area. The establishment was sealed on Thursday after a complaint about selling sweets along with liquor. A team from the department found two bottles of liquor in the store room of Rolling Atta Cafe. There were expired foods and flies everywhere. Also, the COVID-19 protocol was not being followed.
And there was dirt everywhere in the cafe. The inspection team was led by Food Safety Officer Dr Tamilselvan. Speaking to the media, Tamilselvan said that the owner had told the inspection team that the liquor was meant for certain types of sweets served at the Rolling Atta Cafe. Tamilselvan said the owner's response has been recorded and will be considered. He also said that food samples from the cafe have been sent for testing and further action will be taken based on the findings.
“The complainant had raised concerns that many school and college going youth frequent the cafe; Keeping this factor in mind also action was taken,” he says. Tamilselvan told the media that caramel custard with brandy and dark chocolate with whiskey are served. He alleged that these sweets could lead to alcohol addiction among the youth. In view of the findings of the inspection team, the announcement reads, necessary permissions have been canceled and the cafe has been closed.