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All cleared and revamped: Calorie Counter

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With reference to the recent inspection carried out at the Calorie Counter, Ward Place Colombo 7 outlet by Public Health Inspectors of the Colombo Municipal Council, the Calorie Counter management in a statement yesterday said that they rectified all measures highlighted by the PHI’s within 3 hours and its storage facilities were cleared and revamped as per required standards by them.

Duaine Peiris & the Team at Calorie Counter in a statement to the patrons, stakeholders, investors and the general public also said that the restaurant was not sealed.

The full statement as follows;

In light of the recent video footage and media publicity of an inspection carried out at the Calorie Counter, Ward Place Colombo 7 outlet by Public Health Inspectors of the Colombo Municipal Council, I wish to place on record the following.

On the 12th of March 2019, PHIs visited our Ward Place, Colombo 7 outlet and inspected the restaurant’s open kitchen, storage facilities and waste disposal practices. This inspection was carried out at restaurants in the vicinity of Ward Place. During the detailed checks, our open kitchen and storage rooms were cleared as meeting required hygiene and safety standards. However, a particular freezer kept outside the kitchen and main stores which held items to be disposed was not correctly labelled and identified. This is what was highlighted in the video.

After having received instructions from the PHI’s on remedial measures the highlighted food items were removed and destroyed immediately in their presence. We rectified all measures highlighted by the PHI’s within 3 hours and our storage facilities were cleared and revamped as per required standards by them. I would like to categorically state to my loyal customers that at no point was the restaurant sealed.

I wish to inform our valued patrons that we are sincerely sorry for the oversight on our part in terms of the disposal storage and have immediately rectified the matter. We also wish to place on record that no contaminated food was ever used in any of the food served to customers and we continue to be committed to maintaining the highest quality standards in food safety. We will also ensure that such incidents will not take place in the future.

Calorie Counter has been in operation since 2015 and over the last four years has served countless number of meals to a loyal client base. Calorie Counter is not just another business for me, but a personal endeavour. As such, the recent events have not just hurt my business, but has affected me personally. The route I took to lose weight is a journey I wanted to share with everybody, and Calorie Counter was my way of sharing it with the world.

At this time I would like to personally thank our employees who were readily able to rectify the matters pointed out by the officials, the PHIs who helped us better our standards and our loyal family of patrons and friends who have stood by us during our journey.

We look forward to serving you the healthiest meals and being an integral part of your healthy lifestyle.

  Comments - 12

  • ranjith Chandrasekera Friday, 15 March 2019 03:47 AM

    They got away because of it's location and the restaurant belongs to someone from Colombo affluent society. That would have been a different story if it happened to be a restaurant in another location owned by an ordinary Mudalali.

    ranjith Chandrasekera Friday, 15 March 2019 03:47 AM

    They got away because of it's location, Colombo . That would have been a different story if it happened to be a restaurant in another not so off;sent location

    teufel Friday, 15 March 2019 05:47 AM

    if at no point was the restaurant sealed as you say, then you have bribed the inspectors cos they did tell you to seal it you rogue. you are an international bandit. pls. hand yourself over the respective country.

    Jim Pappa Friday, 15 March 2019 06:55 AM

    Rubbish. Many people have purged after eating food served at Calorie Counter. If anyone wants to eat healthy, this is the first place to avoid.

    WELLAWATTA REST Friday, 15 March 2019 06:58 AM

    Do not wait until PHI looks for hygiene , it is an ethical and moral responsibility of the restaurant owners to provide healthy food for it's customers,no one in like to eat rotten,rat eaten, cockroach walked food . Restaurants shall be clean inside out.

    Joe Balasuriya Friday, 15 March 2019 07:12 AM

    So they kept a freezer to store garbage? Are we fools to believe this statement?

    Annie de Silva Friday, 15 March 2019 07:26 AM

    "AT NO POINT WAS THE RESTAURANT SEALED"... but Why Not What is the punishment the restaurant gets for this blatant disregard for Basic Hygienic

    Calories Friday, 15 March 2019 07:34 AM

    Every thing in order in 3 hours! Why did they they let it happen all these years!!!

    Jason Friday, 15 March 2019 07:49 AM

    Wow, this is a very easy way to steal. You sell at premium price with utmost worst hygiene. And just apologies and re-open.

    Mm Friday, 15 March 2019 07:51 AM

    Little too late. Your ignorance and lack of doing what’s right at the back of the restaurant has already done the damage.

    Banda Friday, 15 March 2019 04:06 PM

    Michelin award fot the chef who cooked up this story about the stinking rotten food served at Calary counter

    Ravi Sumanapala Friday, 15 March 2019 04:10 PM

    Who wants to go there again. So unhygenic. You could die of food poisoning. Imagine giving kids that kind of food.


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