In a recent food inspection carried out near Hoshiarpur Tanda Road, alarming practices of roadside juice vendors have been uncovered. The Food Officer, accompanied by his inspection team, has discovered these vendors compromising on the health and safety of the consumers.The primary concern was the usage of synthetic red color in Pomegranate (Anaar) juice. Artificial colors, especially when consumed in large quantities or over a prolonged period, can have detrimental health impacts. Not only can they lead to allergic reactions in some people, but certain synthetic colors have also been linked to more severe health concerns.
In addition to this, the vendors were found to be using rotten fruits in their juice preparations. Consuming products made from spoiled fruits can lead to a host of health issues, from mild stomach upsets to severe food poisoning.
The authorities are now emphasizing the importance of stringent checks and ensuring adherence to food safety guidelines. Consumers are advised to be vigilant and perhaps think twice before purchasing from roadside vendors without ensuring the freshness and authenticity of the products.
The incident sheds light on the broader concern of food safety, especially in street food settings, and underscores the need for regular and thorough inspections.