Kerala plans inspection drive against adulteration in curry powders

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (BPNS) Amid reports of the presence of adulterated curry powders in the market, the state food safety department has decided to beef up its inspections. Entrusting the department’s special squads to conduct such inspections in each district, health minister Veena George said that stringent punishments await those who carry out adulteration. Meanwhile, […]

Kerala starts hygiene ratings for hotels

Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (BPNS) Paving the way for healthy competition among food business units in the state, the food safety department has started to provide a hygiene star certificate. Of the 673 units already selected for certification by the department, 519 received the same. The certification provides ratings from five-star to three-star to hotels while […]

Now upload complaints against unsafe food with photos or videos

June 7, Thiruvananthapuram, BPNS Now the public could corroborate their complaints against eateries that follow unsafe/unhealthy practices with photos or videos. This new interface, which is expected to launch soon, will bring more transparency and accountability among the food business units operating in the state.  At the same time, the Food Safety Department has decided to […]