Food safety regulator to ensure clean street-food hubs

To ensure street food available in India is safe and hygienic has been on top of FSSAI’s agenda.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is in the process of designating popular street food localities across the country as ‘clean street food hubs’, if they fulfill certain food safety and hygiene criteria. To ensure street food available in India is safe and hygienic has been on top of FSSAI’s agenda.

It started project clean street food earlier, this year involves training and capacity building of the street food vendors and ensures proper regulatory oversight over them under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Close to 20,000 street food vendors have been trained in best hygiene practices in the national Capital already, and the training will be extended to other states in coming months.

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