Public health

Recipe for disaster

Print edition : July 10, 2015

At a roadside stall in Ahmedabad. Food safety standards are poorly implemented and enforced in India. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Health Officers collecting samples of Maggi noodles in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Photo: PTI

The Maggi controversy brings into sharp focus a disaster that is waiting to happen in India which has a toothless monitoring mechanism for food products, an advertisement policy that depends on self-regulation by corporates, and a government that is more concerned about the growth rate than people’s health.
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