World Safety Day: FDA to give ratings to eateries

World Safety Day: FDA to give ratings to eateries

Most of us love binging on street food because of its taste and affordability. However, while enjoying this food, we overlook the hygiene factor. Now, for the first time, the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will kick-start a pilot rating system for restaurants in the country where the latter will be rated on a scale of zero to five stars on the basis of hygiene. This will be done on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, which falls on June 7, 2018.

The restaurants will earn the ‘repsonsible place to eat’ only if the place ensures that its staff is clean, undergoes health checkups and does not waste surplus food but donates. 

The rating system will first be carried out in Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur where 15, 10 and 5 restaurants respectively will get their certificates. Likewise, the FDA officials will select four food hubs in Maharashtra i.e. Saras Baug in Pune, Juhu, and Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai, Futala lake in Nagpur, where street hawkers will be educated on hygiene practices, sanitation, and healthy cooking habits. 

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