Khau galli at Sarasbaug, Pune recognised as 'Clean Street Food Hub'
On the occasion, the new website of food and drug administration was also unveiled.pune Updated: Jun 08, 2018 18:50 IST
Khau galli (food lane) at Sarasbaug has been recognised as the ‘Clean Street Food Hub’ by the state government. This was informed by Girish Bapat, the state food, drugs and civil supplies minister, during a programme held on the occasion of world food safety day on June 7.
Present on the occasion were Pallavi Darade, FDA commissioner; Pawan Agarwal, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the food safety and standards authority of India (FSSAI) and Sanjeev Kapoor, well-known chef among others.
Apart from the Khau galli at Sarasbaug, Juhu chowpatty, Girgaon chowpatty and Nagpur Futala Lake foods also have been recognised as the ‘Clean Street Food Hub’. Bapat said that through this people will get access to clean, tasty and quality food items.
Speaking on the occasion Bapat, said, “The Centre has given the state a fund of Rs 10 crore for two mobile food testing labs. The state will see to it that citizens get healthy food items. An awareness drive would also be undertaken for it. Also, the eateries maintaining the cleanliness will soon get hygiene rating and food fortification.”
He added that the state has successfully fortified products like milk, flour, salt, eating oil with vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium and iron.
On the occasion, the new website of food and drug administration was also unveiled.