Govt assures food safety arrangements during C'wealth games

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New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) The Government has made elaborate arrangements for ensuring food safety in Delhi during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, an official release said here today.

In a recent meeting of the Food Safety and Standards Authority, it was decided to identify 1000 small and medium eating arrangements in different parts of Delhi who would be assisted in improving their levels of hygiene and safety to specified levels.

Standards of safety and hygiene would be developed and training undertaken through professional agencies.

The identified and successful establishment would then be audited and certified to be of the required standards and would be given a suitable symbol and monitored periodically.

It is proposed to bring out a directory of safe eating establishments to be distributed among the visitors to Delhi.

Training and capacity building would be undertaken by a panel of auditors and experts and food samples would be tested periodically and a simplified standard developed against which the performance of the establishment would be evaluated.

These eating establishments would be identified in food clusters covering different types of cuisine in Delhi and an appropriate logo would be devised and the entire scheme implemented with the support of the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India.

A similar scheme would be later taken up in another cities of India to improve the safety and hygiene of eating establishments.

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