FSSAI urges vendors & consumers to avoid packing food in newspapers.

People who sell or buy food are being told to stop using newspapers to wrap, serve, or store their food right away.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) made this announcement to warn about the dangers of using newspapers for food.

The CEO of FSSAI, G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, said that it’s risky because the ink in newspapers has harmful stuff that can get into the food and make people sick when they eat it.

He also mentioned that the ink might have chemicals like lead and heavy metals that can get into the food and harm people if they eat it over time. Newspapers can also get dirty and have germs or other bad things on them, which can transfer to the food and cause illnesses.

FSSAI has made rules in 2018 that say newspapers should not be used to wrap, cover, or serve food. They also shouldn’t be used to soak up extra oil from fried food.

Mr. Rao wants food vendors to use safe packaging for food to keep their customers healthy. FSSAI is working with state food authorities to make sure newspapers aren’t used for food and to let people know about this.

So, to stay safe, don’t use newspapers for your food – it’s not good for your health.

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