Half-baked safety standards & nonchalant attitudes to hygiene: Is every food item prone to contamination?
Source: Economic Times, Date: , 2015
Wade through the busy road leading to Azadpur Mandi in the
Capital, Asia's largest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables, and you
will see different varieties being sold by the roadside. Also for sale are food
products such as ketchup, pickles, spices, dry fruits, jaggery, pasta, syrups,
herbs and edible oil all in loose form. Flies, dirt and sweat complete the
picture of this wholesale market where trucks can be seen entering every now
and then. Bang opposite the mandi is Bharat Test House (BTH), one of the 82
labs (most of them private) accredited by National Accreditation Board for
Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and notified by the Food Safety and
Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country's apex food regulator.