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Ottawa's Indian restaurateurs say illegal home kitchens are undercutting their businessA coalition of Indian restaurants in Ottawa is calling for municipal action against home-based South Asian kitchens that the restaurateurs say are illegal and undercutting their business.
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Oct 21, 2020 • Last Updated 24 days ago • 3 minute read
[IMG alt="OTTAWA- October 20, 2020 -Ramya Dandamudi of Cumin Indian Grill, October 20 2020.
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Article contentA coalition of Indian restaurants in Ottawa is calling for municipal action against home-based South Asian kitchens that the restaurateurs say are illegal and undercutting their business.
“It’s getting out of control,” Ramya Dandamudi, the chef and owner of Cumin Indian Grill, said in an interview this week.
Ottawa's Indian restaurateurs say illegal home kitchens are undercutting their business
Dandamudi drafted an email that restaurateurs last week sent en masse to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. The letter says residential kitchens are uninspected, unlicensed and unregulated and that they require the city’s attention.
The letter also makes note of roughly two dozen alleged residential kitchen operators, some of which have popped up during the pandemic.
“Residential kitchens are not only illegal but are dangerous,” says the letter. “Commercial cooking requires commercial-grade kitchen(s) and residential kitchens are not commercial-grade kitchen(s). Not only putting themselves and their families in danger, these individuals are putting their whole neighbourhood in danger of fire.”
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Article content continuedIn his reply to the Indian chefs, Watson referred the matter to Roger Chapman, the city’s director of bylaw and regulatory services. In an interview, Chapman confirmed that food businesses including catering companies must prepare and store food in commercial, licensed kitchens. “Home-based food businesses are not permitted,” he said.
Chapman said the city will investigate concerns about specific businesses if they are brought to its attention by calls to 311.
The City of Ottawa’s website states that food businesses require Ottawa Public Health approval and that facilities are to be inspected to ensure they comply with provincial regulations. The city also offers food handler training courses.
home bakery business多年前都可以运行，可以查，当然还是要合法。