Lusaka City Council has dragged Chrismar Hotel to court for operating under insanitary conditions contrary to the provisions of the Food and Drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.
On 10th November, 2015, LCC received cases of suspected food poisoning at Chrismar Hotel and about 31 people who were reported to have been affected were screened and treated at State House Health Centre. An inspection of the hotel was undertaken by Health Inspectors from the Lusaka City Council on the same day, and the hotel was found to be operating under insanitary conditions.
In this regard, the Lusaka City Council has instituted legal action against Chrismar Hotel, and the case is expected to come up in the Lusaka Magistrates Court at the Civic Centre on 14th January, 2016, on the following charges;
i. Preparing food under insanitary conditions contrary to section 7 of the Food and Drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.
ii. Selling food consisting filthy and unfit for human consumption contrary to section 3 of the Food and Drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.
The Lusaka City Council therefore wishes to take this opportunity to urge all those that are involved in the preparation and sell of food to ensure that they at all times comply with the provisions of the Food and Drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia. The Council shall not hesitate to institute legal action on anyone found wanting in an effort to protect the public.