A regional department of the Russian consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has suspended the operations of the fast-food chain McDonald's in Stavropol, the watchdog press office said in a statement.
"Administrative cases have been opened regarding the legal entity under article 6.6, article 14.43 part 2, and article 15.12 over the violations found. The facility's operations have been suspended using a temporary ban protocol. The inspection continues, the document said.
Violations of sanitary standards were registered during a check on the McDonald's restaurant at 13/1 Kulakov Proezd, Stavropol.
Inspections of the McDonald's chain are being held in a number of Russian regions, including in Moscow.
The checks are scheduled and are not related to political events, Rospotrebnadzor Chief Anna Popova said earlier. "These inspections are of absolutely no political character. A number of legal entities, united only by the brand, are being checked. Russian consumers have every right to receive quality and safe food at any food court," Popova has told Interfax.
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