Malawi Bureau of Standards, enforcers of food standardisation in the country, have closed down food departments of two popular and upmarkets hotels in Lilongwe.
The bureau officials confirmed they have closed down the food departments of Peacock Hotel, owned by Chinese and an Asian owned Pacific Hotel in the Capital City, Lilongwe.
They said the food offered to customers at the two hotels did not meet the standards of the Malawi Bureau of Standards.
However, as at five in the afternoon, the two hetels were serving food, blatantly ignoring the ban issued earlier on the day.
Hotel officials refused to comment on the matter, saying they had not yet received the order from the Malawi Bureau of Standards to stop serving food to clients.