Food adulteration can cause death
THE HANS INDIA |
Jan 31,2016 , 03:30 AM IST
*Foods like oil, ghee, chicken, mutton, milk, fruits and spices are also being adulterated
*Health products besides the milk given to the children are contaminated
Vijayawada: Noted nutrition specialist Kusuma Neela on Saturday cautioned the people to be careful about the food adulteration.
Speaking at the health education programme of the Vasavya Nursing Home here, Kusuma said that adulterated food tastes well and attractive too. However, its consumption causes greater health hazards, she said and feared that such food would also leads to death.
She said that some people were doing business with the food items by supplying contaminated food products. Even the products like oil, ghee, chicken, mutton, milk, fruits and spices are also being adulterated, she said. She regretted that some traders were also contaminating health products besides the milk given to the children.
Kusuma wanted people to be very careful about purchasing food products and advised them to go for branded products, even if they cost more. She also wanted them to report to the nearest food inspectors if they found any product contaminated.
Indian Medical Association former president Dr G Samaram was in the chair. Noted gynecologist Dr G Maru was present.