Register with food safety authority: Govt directs Wazwaan cooks

Srinagar: Traditional Wazwaan cooks and vendors of Kashmir have been  directed by the state government to register with the food safety authority.

Issuing an advisory, commissioner food safety has asked the cooks to declare their location premises and get registered. It also asked people not to allow cooks to use any artificial colorants in their preparations.

“Consumers are advised to encourage use of safe and natural colour extracts like cockscomb, sundried red chillies both at home and functions and festivals by traditional cooks,” it added.

Recently, a doctor’s body, Doctors Association Kashmir had said that the cooks were using toxic colours in Wazwan preparations.

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