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
Food regulator FSSAI sources said the discussion on third party audits took place during the second workshop on food safety and hygiene implementation in temples under project BHOG (Blissful and Hygienic Offering to God) attended by representatives from Meenakshi, Siddhivinayak, Somnath, ISKCON temples, Chintpurni Shakti Peeth etc. Continue reading
In 2013, the FSSAI allowed a company, Pushpam Foods and Beverages, to sell an energy drink called Restless Ginseng. It was later revealed by scientists at the food safety authority that caffeine and ginseng, the two key ingredients in Restless Ginseng, make for a dangerous cocktail that could increase heart rate and blood pressure. Continue reading
The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to file a reply to a PIL challenging the prevention of people from carrying outside food into movie theatres and multiplexes all over Maharashtra.
It asked the Government to clarify the need to keep all their food items outside and force them to purchase food from theatres, when the movie hall security guards frisk the public entering cinema halls and check their bags. Continue reading