The MCG has prepared a policy to govern mobile food trucks in the city and will soon invite public suggestions before finalising it. There are a number of food trucks in the city but they are not governed by any policy at present.
“All food businesses or community groups that sell food must comply with food laws, including the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and are legally responsible to ensure that food sold or prepared for sale is safe to eat and free from contamination,” said a senior MCG official. “These are the basic and compulsory requirements for ensuring safety of the food manufactured in any premise and food business operators (FBO) are supposed to continuously try to improve the sanitary and hygienic conditions,” the official added.
The authorities say that right now there are practically no checks and balances on these food trucks and a policy is the need of the hour. “