• Costa Rica Real Estate

More than a dozen businesses closed in Health Ministry sweeps

May 16, 2011

The Health Ministry closed 14 stores due to lack of local permits or failures to conduct operations up to certain requirements last weekend, according to the daily La Nación. More businesses were closed Monday as health inspectors continued sweeps investigating businesses throughout the country.

One of those closures includes a second McDonald’s, in Desamparados, after the country’s oldest McDonald’s was closed last week. A Taco Bell located in Sabanilla was closed Monday. Five Chinese restaurants in the Central Market in downtown San José also were closed.

The closures took place at the end of last week. Each McDonald’s was closed after it was discovered employees were not trained with proper food-handling courses. Costa Rica’s oldest McDonald’s, built across the street from the Central Bank, was also cited for problems with wastewater. Both McDonald’s have since reopened.

The Taco Bell was closed, according to a statement made to Radio Reloj, due to a lack of updated operating permits. An official statement made to the radio station said all of the restaurant’s staff members have been properly trained in food handling. Any restaurant closed by the Health Ministry is required by law to not reopen for at least one week.

The Health Ministry carried out 140 random inspections in the capital last week. Those inspectors began Monday doing at least 200 more inspections, which will be conducted throughout the week. According to La Nación, each location will be investigated by an environmental health specialist and a doctor or nurse.

You may be interested

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!
Sloth Sundays
93 views
Sloth Sundays
93 views

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!

Sam Trull / The Sloth Institute - January 26, 2020

In honor of Slothy Sunday, Sam Trull of The Sloth Institute shares five sloth fun facts.  1. All sloths are…

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha
La Sele
30 views
La Sele
30 views

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha

AFP and The Tico Times - January 26, 2020

US national team coach Gregg Berhalter announced a 22-man squad Saturday for next weekend's friendly against Costa Rica that features…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
Costa Rica
90 views
Costa Rica
90 views

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!