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Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow

Russia on Wednesday (Aug 20) ordered the suspension of operations at four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow over sanitary law breaches.

MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday (Aug 20) ordered the suspension of operations at four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow.

The Moscow office of the Russian consumer safety agency Rospotrebnadzor said inspections of the food and premises at the four restaurants of the US fast food chain found "numerous violations of sanitary legislation requirements."

"We are studying the essence of the claims to determine the steps necessary to open the restaurants for the customers as soon as possible," said McDonald's Russian office, in response to the suspension.

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