Courts close two McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for ninety days

The Moscow Tverskoi Court has suspended the operation of the McDonald's restaurant located in the Moscow Manezh Square for ninety days, granting a request made by Rospotrebnadzor, the court told Interfax.

The Moscow Tverskoi Court has suspended the operation of the McDonald's restaurant located in the Moscow Manezh Square for ninety days, granting a request made by Rospotrebnadzor, the court told Interfax.

Several McDonald's restaurants in Moscow were closed following Rospotrebnadzor inspections last week.

The Moscow Ostankinsky Court has suspended the operation of the McDonald's restaurant located in Moscow's Prospekt Mira for ninety days.

"A decision has been made to suspend the operation of this establishment for a period of ninety days. An appropriate claim was filed by Rospotrebnadzor," the court press service told Interfax on Wednesday.

On August 20, Rospotrebnadzor suspended the operation of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, including the first McDonald's restaurant in Russia, which opened in the Moscow Pushkin Square in 1990.

The operation of several McDonald's restaurants was suspended following a probe conducted by sanitary inspectors, which showed numerous violations of the sanitary legislation and consumer rights protection legislation. Administrative violation cases were opened based on these facts by specialists from the Rospotrebnadzor department for Moscow.

Inspections are being conducted in McDonald's restaurants in some regions of Russia. Departments of Rospotrebnadzor in the Russian regions have reported inspections in McDonald's restaurants in Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Petrozavodsk, Tatarstan, Veliky Novgorod, Saratov, and Kaliningrad. Inspections are also planned in other cities.

"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," Rospotrebnadzor Director Anna Popova has told Interfax.

There are more than 430 McDonald's restaurants in Russia, including over 100 in Moscow. Russia's oldest McDonald's near Pushkin Square was among the chain's ten largest restaurants in Europe by turnover in 2013.

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