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Govt asks ‘Wazas’ to register with food safety authority

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Srinagar, Sep 07: The government has directed traditional Wazwan vendors and cooks to get themselves registered 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 colors 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.

Cooks have for long been using artificial colors in Wazwan preparations, which are toxic, and are believed to be a cause for many health problems.

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