FSSAI asks states to lift restrictions on transportation, sale of frozen, chilled food items

NEW DELHI: Food regulator FSSAI on Tuesday asked states to remove restrictions, if any, imposed on transportation, storage and sale of frozen foods or food served cold fearing the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been reiterating ever since the outbreak of this disease that there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the coronavirus disease.

“There is a need to counter myths and misinformation. Several instances have been brought to the notice of the Authority where products such as frozen food, food served cold/ chilled etc. Were selectively not allowed to be transported, stored or sold, ostensibly on the notion that they could promote the spread of COVID-19,” FSSAI said in a statement. (AGENCIES)