The Delhi government will launch a food surveillance programme starting Monday to determine quality and hygiene of the fare served in restaurants and fast food chains across the city.
The drive will cover major food hubs as well as sale of packaged food items like chips and juices. In the first phase, target areas to be covered under surveillance will be Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar and a few others, sources in the department said. The purpose of the programme is to ensure that eateries are conforming to conditions laid out in the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
“It will have a great preventive effect in the food market regarding unsafe and unhealthy food all across the national Capital, including leading food chains here,” said Dr Mrinalini Darswal, food commissioner,department of food safety.
According to Darswal, this is one of the most ambitious programmes…
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