Food Safety and Vigilance officials conducted a series of raids at godowns and small-scale food processing units which brought to light widespread adulteration, inferior quality food, and adulterated edible oil and artificially ripened fruits being supplied to the city of Vizianagaram. Continue reading
Food Safety Officer Manish Swami said that more than 50% of the collected mithai samples had food colours in excess and in around 20 samples, food colours were found to be in excess. Continue reading
Lately, news reports the world over have been talking about the new obsession for “raw water”. Silicon Valley, home to the best in food and drink, has been seeing a surge in demand for unfiltered water.
Raw water is basically “unfiltered, untreated, un-sterilized spring water”, which is becoming the rage and this craze is spreading all over the world. This ‘raw water’ has been selling for as much as £45 for 4.5 litres, and prices are only going to be rising in the coming days. Continue reading
Street food is popular in our country and there are clusters of shops selling street food in different parts of India. Unfortunately, eating street food can lead to serious health conditions, says Dr MP Sharma, chairman, gastroenterology, Rockland Hospital. He said, “Eating contaminated food or water can lead to diarrhoea, typhoid fever, viral hepatitis or even cholera. We frequently get patients who get sick after eating street food or drinking contaminated water.” Continue reading
Under this initiative, restaurants, cafes, canteen and other food joints will be awarded one to five smileys, with five smileys indicating “very good” hygiene standards and one smiley denoting “poor” standards. Continue reading