Street vendors and street food across the country occupies a special place in the hearts of its people. Some love them despite the hygiene issues which is still a big concern. But, now Bangaloreans who’ve kept away from the street delicacies for the longest time due to hygiene and safety issues, can now begin savouring them. As, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will be conducting a training programme for street vendors. In this programme, the vendors will be taught on how to maintain hygiene and cleanliness while preparing food. Following the completion, the vendors will be certified.
Training Programme For Bangalore Street Food Vendor
The BBMP officials have informed that it is mandatory for the Bangalore Street Vendors to undergo this training in order for them to vend. The training will take place zone-wise throughout the city. And, following a survey in all the zones of Bangalore, the training programme will then be launched. The BBMP and FSSAI is conducting this programme in order to promote clean and safe food practices. In a report by The Hindu, Muralidhar K., Deputy Commissioner told that the vendors without FSSAI certification will not be allowed to carry on with their business.
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Survey Begins In Bangalore
Officials also informed that the survey also has also begin in a few zones in Bangalore. The Street Food Vendors’ Fedaration believes the programme will benefit the health of the public. As per The Hindu, food vendors are not aware of the hygience conditions. cleanliness and food safety. The BBMP should further follow up with the vendors after the training. This will ensure that the street vendors are complying by the methods which will be taught to them.