Pizza Hut Shut Down In Lusaka
The Lusaka City Council has shut down three Pizza Hut outlet across the city with immediate effect. This came after a food inspection found they were using expired ingredients.
LCC Spokesperson George Sichimba said the inspection revealed that Pizza Hut was in possession of expired food products at their premises and evidence of use of expired food stuffs and ingredients in food production.
Mr Sichimba said Pizza Hut officials also gave false and misleading information to authorised officers and also attempted to obstruct them from inspecting the distribution point.
“In one of the outlets, workers went to an extent of concealing expired food items and ingredients in the ceiling of the shop. The above mentioned findings contravene the provisions of Food and Drugs Act Cap 303, Section 4,6 and Section 24(3)(4) of the Laws of Zambia,” he said.
He added, “The council has also advised consumers to develop a habit of checking for expired dates before buying food items. Any food items that are expired or suspected to be in questionable state must be immediately reported to Council for further investigations.”