M'luru: Street food outlets selling adulterated food in plastic sachets using colours under scanner

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, April 12: “Hotels and street food outlets selling mixed food using colours are being closely watched,” said district food safety and quality inspection officer Pravin Kumar.

Reacting to a question in a news conference held at the office of district health officer, he said that inspections are being held across the district in connection with adulteration of food.

“As many as 42 raids were conducted for inspections to hotels and food preparation units in Mangaluru, 18 in Bantwal, 32 in Puttur and 22 units at Belthangady so far. Colour was being used in two food preparation units at a mall in Mangaluru. Notices were issued to the unit and a fine was imposed on them. Use of colour in Gobi Manchurian was banned in the state on the basis of a report following the raids,” he said.

"Food inspection officer said hot food should not be delivered in plastic packets as per food quality rules. Only Aluminium foil or other safe methods can be used,” clarified family welfare officer Dr Thimmayya.

Dr Navin Chandra Kulal warned about heat strokes. “A heat stroke happens when the temperature rises between 4.5 degree centigrade and 6.4 degrees. There can be a swelling in the hands, legs and muscles and pain can be similar to that of a heart attack because of it,” he said.

“It is necessary to drink more water, avoiding unnecessary travel in the sunshine, using limited clothing and avoiding exposure to sunshine,” he said. 






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