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CAFIA closed down restaurant in SAPA market


The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority carried out an inspection in the Prague market hall SAPA and imposed a ban on the use of a part of the premises of restaurant Thi Ai Lien Le, Libušská 319/126, Prague. The inspection was carried out in co-operation with the Police of the Czech Republic.

Items irrelevant to the subject of business, such as cement mixer, shoes, clothes and other items were stored in a part adjacent to the restaurant. Unacceptable hygiene conditions were detected here as well.

8 living ducks were found in one of the cramped rooms in the background of the restaurant. Moreover, there was another duck body drained of blood found about 1 meter from them, namely in a close distance to a place where bags with wooden coal were stored. Furthermore, a large plastic container with vegetables and offal including stomachs was stored under the sink. The walls of the container were covered with feathers. The inspectors found out that there was offal of 38 pieces of poultry after they examined the container in detail.

Working surfaces, equipment and floors of the premises were also very dirty.

The facts mentioned above showed that apart from the high risk of contamination of prepared meals, the inspectors also revealed operation of an illegal slaughter and that is why they called employees of the Municipal Veterinary Administration in Prague for further co-operation.

The premises failed to comply with conditions enabling safe handling with foodstuffs, meals as well as raw materials and therefore CAFIA imposed the ban on the use of premises and will initiate an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the operator of the restaurant.


Article by: Pavel Kopřiva, CAFIA Spokesperson, phone: +420 542 426 633