Saudi Arabian authorities recently closed a eatery in the city of Jeddah after they found it had been providing samosas and other snacks in toilets for more than 30 years. Citing local media, Gulf News reported the Municipality of Jeddah raided a restaurant in a residential building after receiving information about the horrific food culture followed by the eatery for nearly three decades.
According to the report, the restaurant used to provide snacks as well as food in the toilet. In addition, Jeddah Municipal officials found the eatery used expired food articles such as meat and cheese, some of which were dated two years ago. Insects and rodents were also detected at the site.
The employee from the 30-year-old restaurant did not have a health card and was clearly in violation of residence laws, the official said. The eatery is now closed.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time the restaurant has closed in Saudi Arabia due to unsanitary conditions. according to Gulf Newslast January, a famous Shawarma restaurant in Jeddah was also closed after a rat was detected roaming around eating meat on skewers.
Several angry social media users have reacted to the shocking video showing rats on shawarma skewers at the famous eatery. They also demanded that the authorities take immediate stern action against the restaurant, after which the eatery was closed.
At the time, Saudi officials, according to the report, had informed that it had conducted 2,833 inspection visits. The municipality said that the inspection campaign resulted in 43 violations, and closed 26 facilities.
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