The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has put a block on those who are opting any random option to quench their thirst during the scorching summer as the BMC has termed 81 per cent of roadside juices and drinks as ‘Unsafe for human consumption’. The health department had inspected samples from stalls selling lemonade, sugarcane juice and ice pops and found that the samples of over 750 samples are not drinkable and have warned the consumer of these drinks of waterborne disease.
The action is seen as the follow up of a ban on juice stalls by Indian Railways in its jurisdiction. The Indian Railways had taken the action after a video getting viral in March about the preparation of such juices in ‘Unhygienic Way’.
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In April – The Health Department of BMC had conducted a survey throughout the city
Out of 968 samples, the BMC found 786 samples (81.1 per cent) were Unsafe for Drinking
The BMC has decided to take strict action against the vendors that are found with samples
The BMC has warned the consumers of such juices of getting affected by water-borne diseases
When asked what process BMC is following to take action against the same and is BMC maintaining any quality check sessions of food item to avoid ‘Putting the health of people in Danger,’ the officer of Department of Health maintained that, “The civic officials have been regularly inspecting roadside stalls and destroying such contaminated drinks. We don’t want to take any chance with people’s health.” The officer appealed to people not to consume such juices being sold on roadside stalls.