Clean street food centers will become a reality in a few major cities

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Food safety officers will pre-audit in panchayats, municipalities and company areas, assess the facilities of each restaurant and provide sufficient instructions to these restaurants to serve clean and safe food.








The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India will carry out the final audit and certification will be issued.





Clean street food centers will become a reality in some of the state’s major cities, Health Minister Veena George announced Friday. The food security department will carry out this project in major cities, tourist areas and beaches where large crowds gather.












The project would be implemented in Kozhikode, Kasaragod, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki in the first phase. The aim is to make street food a safe option for the general public.

Small restaurants and roadside vendors will be included in the scope of the project. A cluster is defined as 20 to 50 small restaurants in a given area. All of the group’s restaurants would receive training and certificates on healthy and safe food service.

Food safety officers will pre-audit in panchayats, municipalities and company areas, assess the facilities of each restaurant and provide sufficient instructions to these restaurants to serve clean and safe food.












Restaurant employees would be trained. Infrastructure, staff clothing, hygiene, cooking utensils and equipment would be scrutinized. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India will carry out the final audit and certification will be issued.

About Clean Street Food Hub:

A Clean Street Food Hub (CSFH) is a hub or group of 50 or more vendors/stores/stalls selling popular street foods, with at least 80% of vendors/stores/stalls representing local and regional cuisines and catering to basic hygiene and sanitary standards. terms. It does not include gastronomy.

The Clean Street Food Hub (CSFH) aspires to elevate the quality of street food sales to that of food courts and established hotels and restaurants. This will increase consumer confidence in a safe and hygienic local food experience.












Each state has its own famous/unique food street that showcases its local and regional cuisines and is well known both locally and as a tourist attraction. The FSSAI will recognize and certify Food Hubs that meet these standards and criteria, and this certification will help build consumer confidence.











First published: July 02, 2022, 11:00 IST



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