Bhubaneswar: A mobile van named ‘Food Safety on Wheels’ has been floated in the city to examine food quality and prevent adulteration. Due to steep rise in number of the street vendors offering delicious fast food, the government realized the need to check food adulteration in the city, hence the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has provided the van to Odisha to test the food standard.
The ‘Food Safety on Wheels’ would also visit to other locations in the State apart from Bhubaneswar within a few days of its launch in the city. With the instigate of the van, people would now not require to go to any laboratory for food quality check, instead the vehicle would collect the samples of edible oil, milk and other food items from the vendors and immediately provide reports. People can examine food samples at a cost of just Rs 10.
The van would not only examine the food samples but also aims to create awareness among people about food adulteration. The van is equipped with an LCD and a mike, through which officials can send messages out to the people, who can also ask their queries to the officials present in the van. The van would be having a laboratory technician, a food security official and other important staffs in the van.