Nagpur: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested eight city hotels. Where the consumption of edible oil is more than about 50 liters per day. To hand over its surplus edible used oils to the designated company with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for bio-diesel recycling.
Food and Drugs Administration sources have said that hotels have been asked to ensure that their excess used oil is sent through a Mumbai-based company for recycling. These measures were taken as a part of the ‘Eat Right’ campaign launched last year, The purpose of which is to sell food and snacks in food joints, outlets, eateries, and hotels. quality standards were to be implemented.
Abhay Deshpande, Food and Drugs Administration Assistant Commissioner, has said that his team visited about 85 eateries and hotels to conduct on-the-spot testing of cooking oil along with total TPM count meters. This exercise was done to test cooking oil as well as TPM meters to ensure that they are not reused to the point of being too hazardous to health. Although no violations of any kind were found, eateries and hotels have been advised to follow proper practices by discarding excessively used oils.
As part of the Eat Right campaign, the Food and Drugs Administration has inspected 1,131 food business premises in the city over the past several months.
Food Safety Training and Certification
Also as a part of this campaign, Food and Drugs Administration has also conducted online training of about 511 Anganwadi sevaks (attendants) preparing food for the children.
The Food and Drugs Administration has also collected and sent about 73 samples of loose edible oil available inside the market. During the operation last year, about 18,386 kg of loose oil worth about Rs 27,16,673 was seized. Abhay has said that one of the samples collected has been found to be substandard by the government analyst, which will be decided now.
Last year, the Food and Drugs Administration had pre-audited the cleanliness and hygiene of food outlets, canteens and cafeterias in about 14 premises, including hospitals. A Food and Drugs Administration official has said that the Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) training, which is part of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, They have been provided to the cooks, canteen supervisors, and managers of about 14 campuses.