Vendors asked not to pack food in newspapers

Authorities have asked the street vendors, meat sellers and other roadside food kiosk owners not to use newspapers for wrapping, packing and serving food as doing so is a safety hazard.
Vendors asked not to pack food in newspapers
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Authorities have asked  the street vendors, meat sellers and other roadside food kiosk owners not to use newspapers for wrapping, packing and serving food as doing so is a safety hazard.

According to a statement of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety and Standards Srinagar, action shall be initiated against such street vendors and meat sellers who wrap food in newspapers as per the relevant provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act.

"Food contaminated by newspaper ink raise serious health concerns with known negative health effects. Besides chemical contaminations, presence of pathogenic microorganisms in used newspapers also posses risk to human health," the statement said.

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