THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With around 10,000 students and thousands of parents expected to throng the city for Kalolsavam, the food and safety authority is gearing up for checking adulteration at eateries that are supposed to be unusually crowded.
The department has deployed five squads and summoned assistant commissioners from five districts to hold special checks at restaurants and bakeries in Thiruvananthapuram from January 15.
On January 18, cereals and grocery for making food at Kalolsavam will arrive at the venues. The food safety officials have to test the quality before it goes into the plates of contestants.
“The ongoing drive in Thiruvananthapuram city gives special emphasis on eateries around venues. We will now have to issue the license to around seven food stalls inside venues. There will be flying squads to shuttle between venues,” said food safety commissioner T. V. Anupama.
Horticorp will provide fresh vegetables to the venues. Plastic and paper plates will be discouraged at the venues and steel plates by Kudumbashree will be brought to serve food.
“All the restaurants have been asked to serve only boiled water. When more people come, there is a possibility of them adding more water into the curry. Apart from the quality of food, the charging of exorbitant prices can also be reported to us,” an official said.
Those who have any complaints can register the complaint with 1800-425-1125...