On 7th June, which is World Food Safety Day, P K John Vijaykumar, Assistant Food Safety Commissioner, Ernakulam revealed to The New Indian Express, the importance of implementing strict food standards. During this interview, he also revealed that certain regions in Kerala will soon be home to street food hubs. Foodies, this is your chance to celebrate. Read on!
Kerala To Open Street Food Hubs In Touristy Locations
In an interview with TNIE, P K John Vijaykumar lets in on the future of Kerala when it comes to food safety. The Assistant Food Safety Commissioner is leading food safety in Kerala’s Ernakulam over the past 10 months. He was instrumental in launching the state’s first clean street food hub in Thalangara in Kasaragod—.a district is known for its handlooms
After the immense success of the clean street food hub in Thalangara, P K John Vijaykumar tells TNIE that other districts in Kerala will also have the same. Foodies can expect street food hubs to come up at the walkway near Kochi port. Other districts in Kerala that shall celebrate hygienic and clean street food are Paravur and Panampilly Nagar.
State Has A New App To Tackle Food Wastage
Kerala aims to revolutionise street food and by offering hygiene and cleanliness they wish to make it more appealing to tourists. Earlier, the High Court made it mandatory to remove illegal roadside eateries. Also, the state introduced a hygiene rating app. Here, P K John Vijaykumar says that customers can upload pictures and videos of the food served and the environment. The common play is empowered to play the role of a watchdog.
On World Food Safety Day, Assistant Food Safety Commissioner and his team launched the Save Food Share Food app. This app specifically aims to reduce food wastage. Also, it helps to find out the regions where food wastage occurs. And that’s not all. The app helps to efficiently distribute leftover or excess food. if this model is successful, P K John Vijaykumar says it will be expanded across Kerala.
Folks in Kerala, are you excited to welcome clean street food hubs across the region? Do you think it’s a good way to tackle unhygienic street food?
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