Pune : deccan express – The Food and Drug Administration has issued a circular saying that fried food items like vada pav cannot be served wrapped in a newspaper. The ink which is used in printing the newspaper contains a chemical which is damaging for the health and if it is consumed with a food item, it can damage citizens’ health.
The circular says that the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 has been implemented in the country from August 5, 2011. The objective of this act is to ensure that healthy, nutritious and unadulterated food is made available for the common man.
Many times, snacks are ordered from outside and food retailers give items like vada pav or pohe wrapped in newspapers. This affects the health of the common man. The ink used in newspapers is made of chemicals.
The packing of food items like vada pav or pohe in a newspaper is risky for the customers. Hence, an order has been issued from December 6, 2016 under FSSAI.
Hence, all food retailers like small-big hotels, bakery owners, snacks centres, sweetmarts and sellers of vada pav, bhaji and bhel have been informed that they should immediately stop packing of food items in newspapers or strict action will be taken against them under the rules.