Chavakachcheri Public Health Inspectors conducted sudden inspection visits on 14 restaurants in the Thenmaradchi Divisional Secretariat today.
The raids were carried out on the instructions of the Governor of the Northern Province, Dr. Suren Raghavan.
Restaurants located in Chavakachcheri, Kodikamam and Mirusuvil in the Thenmarachchi Divisional Secretariat were inspected.
During the inspection, 11 restaurants were spotted with hygiene issues and unclean food preparation areas.
Legal action will be taken against four restaurants, officials said. Unhealthy food found in two restaurants were destroyed.
Other restaurants were given time by PHIs to convert them into highly qualified restaurants. Failure to follow the instructions will result in legal action.