According to the city health officer, while most of the eggs were rotten, some had even hatched.
As part of the Eat Right Challenge initiative of FSSAI, efforts are on to secure ‘Eat Right’ certification for three institutions — Medical College Hospital, KIMS Hospital and Poojapura Central jail
The samples collected from the units have been sent to a laboratory for examination. Basing on the report of test, action will be initiated against the proprietors, he informed.
For the past two weeks, the special team has been inspecting restaurants and eateries and taking action. Already, the freezers of a star hotel on Beach Road and a canteen at JIPMER have been sealed.
In the past few days, the food safety department had taken up a special drive to inspect hotels, restaurants and food joints after a consumer had been affected seriously on consuming biriyani
The special squads of the food safety department conducted as many as 362 inspections this month in various eateries in the district.
The city corporation and the food safety department have stepped up surveillance in the capital to deal with increasing complaints regarding the safety and quality of food.
The food safety officials conducted raids on Barkhaas and Anjaneya restaurants in the city for serving stale meat to customers and not maintaining hygienic conditions in the kitchen.
According to regional food controller N Purnachandra Rao, officials from the two departments conducted raids at major restaurants in the city.
Pandemic has forced a lot of people to depend on heat-and-eat food products. Some of them are found to have high levels of preservatives and pesticide traces
The Food Safety Department has warned people against using ready-to-cook chappati, porotta and pathiri containing preservatives in excess of the prescribed levels.
The department also creates awareness amongst the consumers regarding possible adulterants in food articles.
Special squads in the city are keeping an eye on the use of colour in the food items, officials said.
FSD officials suspect that the formalin is reaching the district from other districts. So they have decided to intensify raids and examination in check posts and ice factories.
Following successive seizures of formalin-laced fish consignments at state border check posts, the Food Safety Department has decided to toughen its stand against the rogues.