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Avoid eating Indian snacks packed or served on printed paper

Avoid eating Indian snacks packed or served on printed paper

In Tamil Nadu, food shops, tea shops, restaurants, bakeries, sweet shops, etc. are serving bajji, vada, bhonda, pops, sweets and other items to the public in a printed newspaper. Also the practice of packing them in newspapers is widespread.

These unsafe practices by traders will affect the public ‘s health. People who regularly consume food items distributed in printed newspaper are more likely to develop stomach ulcers which later develop into cancer due to the carbon presence in the printing ink of the paper.

We have seen that if there is too much oil in bajji and vada they are pressed with newspaper. Will not the ink on the printed paper harm us  when we eat them. That is the reason why in Thoothukudi district, vada, bajji distribution in printed news papers has been banned. 

The District Collector Senthilraj has issued this order with social concern. In addition to this, in order to create awareness among the consumers, regarding the risks and to highlight the  social responsibilities of serving food in printed news papers an awareness short film 'Black Ink'  has been directed by Arundhati Arasu. The District Collector has released the film.

Foodstuffs should be served by traders on banana leaf and natural plates which do not harm the health of the people. Public should also avoid eating on printed papers.  Half of the people are aware of this while the other half is ignorant. Kudos to the Tuticorin District Collector for creating awareness and implementing it.
The Tamil Nadu Government may instruct all District Collectors to strictly implement this procedure across the state!