Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has urged all hoteliers to maintain the quality of Haleem in the month of Ramzan.
During a review meeting with all the hotel managements along with Additional Commissioner and Assistant Medical Officer of Health, GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy has strictly made it clear that Haleem bhattis should be set up on ground floors only, not on top floors.
The hoteliers have also been instructed to obtain only stamped meat.
Insisting that eateries should maintain hygienic conditions, the commissioner said that every official must take moral responsibility for preparing Haleem by ensuring “Swachh Ramzan, Swachh Haleem”, reported Deccan Chronicle.
Officials have directed hoteliers to be well-equipped with fire safety machinery in case of an emergency, do away with the waste as per civic norms, and cooperate with GHMC officials during inspections.
"All the utensils made of copper should be coated with nickel to prevent food poisoning. There should be proper ventilation with adequate exhaust fans in the kitchens where Haleem is made, to ensure the safety and health of the workers," The Times of India quoted officials as saying.
GHMC officials have further urged hoteliers to provide clean clothing, masks and head caps to the staffers preparing Haleem, added the daily.