From Malabari ‘invasion’ to Arabic 'domination', how Kerala's food scene has changed

Malayali palate has gone through several changes over the years --- from rice and curries to Indo-Chinese cuisine, people are now experimenting with Arabian flavours.

published on : 11th June 2022

Operation Shawarma: Stale food, rotten system

The recent food safety raids and seizure of stale items from eateries have triggered apprehensions among consumers and grumbles in the hospitality industry.

published on : 11th May 2022

After Kerala's shawarma death, 18 hotels raided in Villupuram

This comes after a 16-year-old girl recently died after consuming shawarma at a restaurant in Kerala.

published on : 9th May 2022

Kovai frets over artificial ripening of mangoes

Residents have complained about the traders who have been using chemicals such as ethylene ripeners, ethylene sprays, etc., to artificially ripen mangoes.

published on : 8th May 2022

Salmonella and shigella bacteria detected in 'shawarma' samples from eatery in Kerala

Devananda, the 16-year-old girl from Karivallor near Kasaragod, died at the Kanhangad district hospital last Sunday, while undergoing treatment for food poisoning.

published on : 7th May 2022

Three students take ill after consuming Shawarma in Tamil Nadu

Three students who consumed Shawarma swooned at their hostel rooms due to food poisoning and were admitted to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for treatment.

published on : 6th May 2022

Shawarma shocker spurs inspection drive in Kochi

Hotel assn has been asking govt to identify outlets without licence

published on : 4th May 2022

Inspection at eateries in Kerala, guidelines soon to run shawarma joints

On Monday, Health Minister Veena George asked the food safety commissioner to prepare a set of safety guidelines for shawarma joints.

published on : 4th May 2022

Shawarma leaves behind ‘deadly’ aftertaste in Kerala

Experts in the food industry and health officials say they have always warned the public about the ‘dangers’ of shawarma, especially during summer.

published on : 4th May 2022

Kerala spoilt shawarma case: Shigella killed 16-year-old girl Devananda

Unhygienic, undercooked or contaminated food and water can be a source of shigella, which can cause an intestinal infection that is very contagious, said the district medical officer (DMO).

published on : 3rd May 2022

Kerala government to issue guidelines for safe preparation of Shawarma

Kerala Health Minister Veena George said directions have been issued to the Food Safety Commissioner to ensure neat and clean preparation of the dish for the customers.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Spoilt shawarma? 52 persons hospitalised for food poisoning in Kerala's Kasaragod, one girl serious

As of Monday, eight persons are in intensive care units in Aster MIMS in Kannur, Government Medical College in Pariyaram, and Kasaragod District Hospital in Kanhangad.

published on : 2nd May 2022