A street food vendor in Mumbai was caught preparing food by using water from the toilet of a railway station.
A video of the food vendor was widely shared on social media, which shows him using tap water from Borivali Railway Station toilet to prepare food.
In the video, the hawker, who runs an idli stall on the pavement could be seen fetching water from a toilet to prepare the chutney, which is served as an accompaniment with the dish.
The 45-second long video, however, does not mention the time or date of the incident. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation. The FDA has also issued a public warning against using such water, which could be contaminated.
Shailesh Adhav, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mumbai, said, “The video has come to our knowledge. We will conduct an enquiry against him as well as others who use such methods to do business. Such water is not healthy for consumption. People may get affected.”
Asked about the probable action that could be initiated against such vendors, the FDA official said, “When the person is caught his license will be checked and if any sample is found, it is seized. Necessary action will be taken.”
Adhav, however, asserted that the short-video needs to be probed further to decisively conclude about the place of incident and time.
“We have seen the video. We have to check what place the video was shot at. Action as necessary will be taken after the probe”, said Adhav.
Watch The Video:
Although Awaaz Nation does not confirm the authenticity of video, but this incident is horrific.
In March this year, the Central Railway (CR) had banned the sale of lemon juice and all syrup-based artificial juices at all its railway station in Mumbai. The CR took this decision a day after video of unhygienic preparation of lemon juice at Kurla station went viral on social media. In the viral video, a railway canteen employee was caught on camera making lemon juice in unhygienic condition at a stall on platform 7/8 at Kurla railway station on the Central Line.
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