According to the report by the Asian Age, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun a food security campaign to keep hygiene of street food in check. This was done post the recommendation received by the FDA from several hospitals as there have been several cases of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and infections.
Maintaining Street Food Hygiene
The FDA plans to train all the hawkers from all the 24 BMC wards and teach them how to maintain personal and stall hygiene. The food co-commissioner of the FDA, Shailesh Adhav said that at a time, 20 hawkers will be trained about hygiene for 20 days. The hawkers will be trained to maintain food quality and hygiene during this period.
“FDA has initiated a food security campaign to educate roadside food sellers about what hygiene standards should be maintained by them,” said Adhav to Asian Age. “We will be training hawkers of all 24 civic body wards under this campaign. An inquiry of roadside sellers will be conducted across all the wards. FDA officials and inspectors will give them lessons such as wearing caps, aprons and maintaining personal and stall hygiene” The report further says that the campaign is currently going on in Mumbai and will later be stretched out to Navi Mumbai and Thane as well.