Standards for food apps packaging

Dr. Anita Jain has put in a very useful post about not ordering from food apps as they can be giving us ill health by putting boiling hot food items in single use plastic packaging/bags.

I very strongly request BIS to come up with mandatory packaging material standards for hot restaurant food. FSSAI is giving licenses but food inspectors are clueless about packaging.

Can we get urgent action please and till this happens, must call the restaurant if u must order through such apps or with restaurants. more  

View all 13 comments Below 13 comments
Because many a wrongful practices are prevalent in this Country,Consumers are unable to decide what is right and what is wrong.Wrong doing agencies must be eliminated by punishing them severely. more  
Advisable also would be to consult other countries on the methods they use to prevent dangers described in Ms Batra's note.....

I suggest this because I've experienced hot edible food being supplies by restaurants and other eateries in plastic packages for instant eating or even for Europe and also in the Americas including many Asian countries.

We Indians should also not stand out in making mountains of mole hills..... more  
There can be several solutions:
(1) Food Makers supply the same in returnable containers/tiffin carriers(Stainless Steel or Aluminium) - against a refundable deposit, as was for glass-bottled beverages, before the advent of PET in bottlings.
(2) Supplies to be made in aluminium foil bags, with outer bags made of polythene or polypropylene or other plastic materials. Quite a few food suppliers have already adopted this mode of packing.
(3) Innovations can be made for tetra-pack like packings at the spot of packing such food items. more  
Cannot we ask the restaurants to deliver the order in a tiffin career that will be returned on receipt. It require no invention. more  
Local Circles should get vote from its members and then make an appeal to the government PMO health minister and others on this issue. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Breakdown of Costs in Treatment

      I think the hospitals must give breakdown costs of medicines and injectables, cost of treatment and bed charges and also consultation charges for each specialists, separately. They must also handov...

      By Dr Mathew Thomas
    • Hospital Billing Standards

      Read the article in economic times about MRP enforcement on stents and medical devices. Can BIS please advise if they are working on the discussed standardization of hospital and nursing...

      By Harsimran Kaur
    • Standards for Auto Services

      Are there standards in India as to what car companies are supposed to do in different free services. I have observed everyone does there own thing. And some even reject free service if you get late...

      By Shivani Kapoor
    • Annual audit of buildings for livability

      Hello I am Shivani from Mumbai. Today an old building in south mumbai fell and 10 people died and 50 injured. I didnt know there was standards circle on local circle. Why cant there be m...

      By Shivani Khiste
    • BIS must create awareness

      I think BIS has a good bit if standards but its really lacking in creating awareness. Easy to understand videos in English and Hindi and other languages should be created and circulated in circles ...

      By Sanjana Gupta
    • Are RO machines harmful to health

      Recent WHO study indicates that RO machines remove calcium and magnesium completely from water and hence the water extracts calcium and magnesium from the food we eat and the same is passed in urin...

      By Kirtika Khanna
    • Plastic being microwaved should not be permitted

      Using plastic in microwaves is a big concern at restaurants and the member of circles keep reporting experience at different restaurants. Can we please have BIS basically come out and s...

      By Aditi Gupta
    • Chinese Products (Used by Children) Standards

      A lot of chinese products are invariably being bought by parents of young children and distributed on children’s birthdays. Most of them are substandard. Why is BIS and Customs all...

      By Kajal Singh
    • MCGM initiative

      Hospital - Line of Treatment - Basic Standardisation There should be standards published to consumers as to what are the standard lines of treatment in case of various diseases, viral, bacteri...

      By Naganand Nileshwar
    • Google Home is a big NO NO

      Google Home devices are selling in India and listening to peoples bedroom conversations. Did BIS give permission for this? Is there a standard for this? WhatsApp

Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)