Boy dies of rubber doll in snacks


BMC Lab report rules out food poisoning in Tejas Express

The test were conducted by Municipal Health Laboratory of the BMC as per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
The test were conducted by Municipal Health Laboratory of the BMC as per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
MUMBAI: Laboratory tests have confirmed that the passengers of the Tejas express had not suffered food poisoningduring the journey from Karmali on CST on October 15. 

A three-member committee appointed by the railways to probe the incident of suspected food poisoning in the train has given a clean chit to railway authorities, saying the “quality of food served in the train to passengers was satisfactory. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) had sent the food samples for testing at laboratory in Mumbai. 

An IRCTC official said “The test were conducted by Municipal Health Laboratory of the BMC as per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The report concludes that all the food items conforms to Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 (Food Products standards and food additives) Regulations 2011.” The food report, finalised on October 23, has been authenticated by BMC’s food analyst Santosh Jathar.

The report states, “The first case of uneasiness was reported by the Himachal group in which two children vomited in the coach. The smell triggered uneasiness in co-passengers and two other children vomited. This further vitiated the air in the AC coach and two more children vomited. This triggered uneasiness in their parents.”


Railway food lands 50 in hospital

80 girls fall ill due to food poisoning

LUCKNOW: At least 80 students of a girls college in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh were taken ill reportedly after consuming sub-standard food, officials said on Thursday.

The incident of food poisoning took place at the Ashram Paddati Girls Inter college in Madihan.

The girls who were vomiting, feeling nauseous and complaining of stomach pain, were immediately rushed to the nearby community health centre and treated.

The condition of about a dozen students is stated to be serious while the others have been discharged, an official told IANS. “There is no cause for worry now.”

District officials have rushed to the college.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Savita Yadav who reached the college said students and parents had complained that the food served at the college was sub-standard. A probe has been ordered.

18 fall sick after consuming bakery products


In a suspected case of food poisoning, 18 persons of Rengma Naga Colony in Diphu town fell ill and had to be admitted to Diphu Civil Hospital on Wednesday. Conditions of all the sick persons have been stated to be stable.According to the victims, around 25 persons of Rengma Naga community attended a prayer service in the residence of AS Rengma, an employee of Diphu Town Committee, on Tuesday evening where they were served packed sandwich purchased from the local confectionery and they fell ill.

Food poisoning – child falling sick after eating stale chicken kabab

Food Business Operator : Baba Ka Dhaba

Place : Bengaluru

Product : Chicken Kebab

Issue : Food poisoning

Consumer complaint as posted by Raju Vijayan on Oct 11th in Indian Consumer Complaints Forum

On 7th October I, with my family, dined at Baba da Dhaba, Ground floor, 17/B 5&6 Doddaballapura road, Opposite Railway Factory, Yelahanka, Bangalore.

I ordered Malai Chicken Kabab for my 7 ½ year old daughter. She likes chicken but was eating reluctantly. We tasted the kabab and it tasted stale, leaving an acidic after taste. We took back the plate to the counter and said the chicken was old and stale. The staff tasted and said it was fine. 

We did not get into an argument and left without finishing the kababs. 

The same evening my daughter started to have loose motions and missed three days of school. We treated her with ayurvedic medicines at home.

The restaurant needs to be inspected for hygiene and duration of storage of food.

PESPRO Comments :

Please file a complaint with your District Designated Officer (Food Safety) for regulatory action.

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