Govt bans wrapping of food in newspapers

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 1: Government has banned the wrapping of food in newspapers.
As per handout, this has been informed to all the stakeholders concerned with preparation, supply, storage, distribution and sale of food products and people at large that use of newspapers as packaging material has been banned by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India as use of newspapers for food packaging is detrimental to health.
However, it has been observed that meat retailers, milk shops, street food vendors, bakers and traditional food vendors are continuing this forbidden practice by selling food commodities especially meat, cheese, fried foods, bakery etc in newspaper packaging.
As such it is impressed upon all the food business operators to desist from use of newspapers for packaging and wrapping food commodities.