KMC drives at streets and restaurants to maintain food quality
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) conducted drives at the Food Business Offices ( FBO)s and restaurants to ensure quality food to the people.
The civic officials of the Health department visited 245 FBOs and 213 restaurants along with 32 sweet shops
during the puja holidays.
The civic officials found that only six FBOs did not have valid license. The KMC team visited 724 street vendors and collected 209 samples. Eight samples were found to be unfit for consumption.
Actions were taken against the vendors selling bread crumb using unpermitted colour and industrial ice.
Civic authorities laid emphasis on proper display of license and registration certificates by the FBOs, proper display of food safety boards showing food safety golden rules.
Healthy hygiene practice, good sanitary condition and use of branded ingredients have also been emphasised.
Atin Ghosh, Deputy Mayor and member, Mayor-In-Council (health) said: "Over the years the awareness of people to consume quality food has gone up."
He said civic authorities are conducting drive throughout the year to create awareness among the street vendors to come with quality food.
"Everyday thousands of people come to the city and districts and eat food supplied by the street vendors. It is the duty of KMC to ensure that the people get quality food. The owners of restaurants, food business organisations and street vendors have been asked to use branded cooking medium so that those who are eating at their restaurants or stalls do not fall sick."