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Eating food wrapped in newspapers may cause cancer: FSSAI

Post  bejoy on Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:36 am

Like Aadhar card, enjoying street food is unofficially a mandatory need for most Indians. Each state has its own signature street-authentic like momo, jalebi, khaman, vada pav, kachori, bajji, steamed peanuts, cutlet and etc.

Traditional street foods are still a biggest unorganised sector of India. In a typical situation, when one visits a shop and request for a vada pav or any other food of your choice, immediately the shop keeper wraps the food in a printed newspaper.

Immediately when the newspaper wrapped food is served, these three characteristics are common for most people:

Newspaper will be used to squeeze out the excess oil,
Post eating, newspapers are used as cleaning tissues to wipe hand and mouth,
Newspapers may be the first known packaging material to carry food to home or office
Unfortunately, this unhealthy practice is very ubiquitous in India. The inks used for newspaper printing are not safe for consumption and when consumed causes negative health implications.

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