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Chicken kebabs and fish meals made with artificial colors are now banned in Karnataka
Jun 25, 2024 12:35 pm

Divya Delhi: Chicken kebabs and fish dishes in Karnataka cannot contain any artificial colors, according to a Monday decree from the state's government. It was discovered that artificial colors contributed to unsatisfactory quality after random samples of these items were subjected to quality testing. This finding arrived days later. The prohibition was imposed with the public's health in mind, according to Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Karnataka Health Minister. Concerned about the potential health risks associated with eating foods artificially colored, he had ordered the head of the food safety department to look into the matter. Previously, 39 kebab samples were gathered and analyzed by the state's food and safety quality agency. The presence of artificial colors, particularly carmoisine and sunset yellow, rendered eight of the thirty-nine samples unfit for human consumption. In addition to having the food outlet's license revoked, violators of the ban face minimum seven-year prison terms and maximum life sentences, fines of Rs 10 lakh, and other penalties. The Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 said that the samples were not safe to eat. The use of any artificial colors is forbidden by the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. Gobi Manchurian and candy cotton were banned from using artificial colors by the state government a few months ago, and now this happens.