Food Safety in West Bengal - Inputs Sought

FSSAI (The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ) has a Food Safety circle available via -
http://bit.ly/foodsafety-community

We would like to seek your inputs on what are the various issues you see in regards to food safety in your city in West Bengal. These could be in regards to artificial ripening, packaged food, food product itself, restaurant hygiene levels, street food, adulteration, etc.

We would also look at how district food safety officials can be given access to the circle followed by a city level food safety/consumer circle in your city.

We look forward to your inputs! more  

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Surveillance over street food or restaurant kitchen is impossible. As suggested by Mr. Tapas Chatterjee govt. may open a number of testing laboratory with collection centre in different locations also subsidised to have some basic analysis like for bacteria like coliform/e-coli, Salmonella, Vibrio Cholerae, Parasites like hookworm/tape worm, heavy metals like arsenic/Mercury etc. more  
Please open a food test laboratory and test food samples from public on chargeable basis and share results....things will improve automatically.....standards for testing should come up soon...charges could be high initially and NGOs might use it....but it has to start

On Sun, 05 May 2019 13:08:15 +0530 LocalCircles Manager wrote
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There is no check Consequently no fear. Even after Bhangar carcass fiasco, no improvement in fish or chicken, cooked food even worse more  
All thieves and are after quick money. We all must have eaten all kinds of meat here including dogs and cats and and and with no action at all. Cheating and  robbing and eyeing other people's property and freeloading is a way of life in West Bengal. Regards,B Chatterjee  



On Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:12:22 PM GMT+5:30, LocalCircles Manager <support@localcirclesmail.com> wrote: more  
The street food in West Bengal is very unhygenic , prepared with mostly sub-standard ingredients including absolutely dangerous non food grade colours and also in very unhealthy surroundings. Needs regulatory control and supervision. more  
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