Peacock, Pacific Hotels face Malawi Bureau of Standards probe for serving food after ban

Malawi Bureau of Standards says it has instituted investigations after reports that a Chinese upmarket hotel, Peacock and Pacific Hotel in Lilongwe continued serve food to customers after they were closed on Wednesday.

Chokazinga: Bureau iinvestigating

Devlin Chokazinga, director general of Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) said the two hotel management would be taken to court if his organisation proves they breached the ban.

“We have told our investigators in Lilongwe and go and find out if indeed the two hotels breached the ban and they will come back to us with their findings,” he said. MBS on Wednesday closed down the food departments of the two hotels after accusing them of preparing and serving food in unhygiene environment.

“The food prices in these hotels is very expensive yet it is unhygienic. Customers should have value for their money but more importantly we need to safeguard the health of people,” Chokazinga said.

He said the food departments would only be opened after satisfactory meeting of the conditions set by the MSB.

Chokazinga said the food was prepared in very bad conditions, unacceptable for hotels.

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