Imagine finding a tiny piece of metal in your fries. Not the most pleasant meal, is it? The directorate of food and drugs administration (FDA) has asked food business operators to immediately stop the use of staple pins to pack food articles. The FDA has received complaints from customers regarding the dangers of accidental consumption of the pins that are used to pack food in plastic bags Pins tend to small and inconspicuous which are generally go by unnoticed by children and can be very detrimental to their safety.
“In view of the above and in larger public safety, all food business operators, including supermarkets, malls, provision stores, retailers, fast food joints, hoteliers, kiosks, as well as self-help groups and home-based food packers are hereby directed to immediately stop the use of staple pins, for for packaging food articles and should strictly employ better and safe methods for the same, so that consumers are not placed at any undue risk,” says the statement of the NDA.