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Sale of colour powder banned in food stalls

Thiruvananthapuram: The food safety commission has banned the sale of colour powders, used by Ayyappa devotees for ‘petta thullal,’ at shops selling food products. This has been done to avoid food poisoning.
“There are chances of the powder getting mixed with food items. The ban is as per Section 30 (2) of Food Safety and Standards Act,” said food safety commissioner T V Anupama in a statement issued after a meeting convened to review the steps taken at Sabarimala.
The department has also banned sale of cut pineapples for three months in Erumeli.
“Most vendors lacked the mandatory health cards and food safety registrations,” she said.
The department has also urged the Erumeli gramapanchayat to suspend the licence of hotels which are found discharging waste water into the Veliyathodu, a major water body in Erumeli.

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