Libyan Food and Drug Control shuts down fake McDonald’s in Tripoli for numerous health code violations

For numerous health code violations, the Libyan Food and Drug Control shuts down a fake McDonald's in Tripoli just days after it officially opened

The violations included expired food products and staff not adhering to safety codes while working in the kitchen. [Photo: DAFC]
The Food and Drug Control Center in Tripoli has shut down a fast food restaurant that advertised itself as a ‘McDonald’s’ without the necessary licenses, citing several health code and safety violations.

This was the outcome of an inspection by the Food and Drug Control Centre inspectors, who were accompanied by the Information Office and the Municipal Guard Centre, who targeted restaurants, bakeries, and pharmacies in the municipality of Hay Al-Andalus, including this one, less than a month after it opened to determine the extent to which the standards were being followed.

Inspectors discovered expired food products and food products against the 53 non-indicative goods, as well as the non-use of head covers, sleeves and masks for chefs and staff, according to the Centre’s Information Office. They also discovered that their storage unit did not comply to the 564 on good storage criteria.

A report was referred to the Municipal Guard, who took action to close the restaurant, according to the Food and Drug Control Centre.

Ean Libya news outlet confirmed that the restaurant’s brand was being used without permission and that it was not officially owned by McDonald’s, the world’s most famous fast food franchise.

McDonald’s Corporation is an American fast food corporation that was formed in 1940 as a restaurant in San Bernardino, California, by Richard and Maurice McDonald.

McDonald’s is the world’s second-largest private employer, employing 1.7 million people, and has the ninth-highest worldwide brand valuation as of 2020.

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