Restaurants & Food Outlets Asked Not To Reuse Cooking Oil In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced revving up the food checking drive in the state capital to ensure quality and hygiene at hotels, restaurants, and roadside food joints ahead of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup, 2023.

BMC officials said restaurants and food outlets in Nalco Square and the Chandrasekharpur area were checked and vendors were asked not to reuse cooking oil.

All the documents including food licences were checked. The food safety officers also advised the owners of food outlets to ensure proper hygiene.

“The civic body has already asked all food vendors to ensure that dual dustbins are used within the five-metre radius of their commercial space. Any violation will attract a Rs 5,000 fine,” TNIE reported an official from the enforcement squad as saying.

It is pertinent to mention here that BMC has also initiated mobile labs called ‘Food Safety of Wheels’, introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), to examine food quality on-spot and prevent adulteration. There will be a laboratory technician, one food security official, and other staff in the van.

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