Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad has a sprawling street food culture on its banks that attracts several foodies all year round. But is it safe? Yes, it is safe, clean and hygienic according to The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The area was declared as the first ‘clean street food hub’ by FSSAI on September 7. The food regulator also hopes to designate another 150 streets around the country with the similar attributes.
With almost 666 street-food vendors, this lake from the 15th century entertains a whopping crowd of 12 million people each year. “There is an 80% cut-off and anything above that is outstanding. These people have done a fabulous job in reaching up to that level, and now it is about maintaining the standard. The state food regulator will be conducting regular inspections to keep a check,” said Pawan Agarwal, the chief executive officer (CEO), FSSAI to Hindustan Times.
- Garbage disposal
- Personal Hygiene Maintenance
- Demarcating cooking and non-cooking areas
- Good street lights
- Pest control
- Overall cleanliness and decoration
Where are you going to eat next? Keep Gujarat in your checklist.