Mother and daughter die, suspected food poisoning in Delhi

A 50-year-old woman and her daughter died and her son survived a suspected food poisoning allegedly after consuming food they bought from a nearby eatery in KR Garden in Jeevanahalli, Bengaluru north on Sunday night.

chicken-biriyaniThe deceased have been identified as Padmavathy, 50, a homemaker and her daughter Deepa, 22, a final year bachelor of arts students. The son of Padmavathy, son Satish, 27, working as a team manager with online e-commerce firm, Flipkart.

According to the police, the incident came to light during the early hours of Monday morning when a neighbour went to check on the family and found Deepa lying unconscious on her bed. He immediately informed the police who rushed to the spot and found Deepa dead.

Checking later it was found Padmavathy was admitted by Satish but was later declared dead while undergoing treatment in a hospital. Investigation into the tragedy revealed that the family had ordered Biriyani and noodles from a nearby eatery on Sunday night. The family dined together around 10 pm. While Padmavathy and Deepa ate noodles, Sathish ate Biriyani following which the trio complained of discomfort. Within no time, the three started vomiting. While Deepa went inside her room and slept after vomiting couple of times, Sathish rushed her mother to a nearby hospital owing to her deteriorating condition where later Padmavathy succumbed.

Delhi high court backs rules for safe street food

Sale of street food in the capital is set to change for the better, due to intervention of Delhi high court.

dehli.street.foodTrimmed fingernails, gloves, aprons and headgear for the vendor and clean vending carts and containers with separate cloths for wiping hands and cleaning surfaces are some norms set in food safety and standards regulations, which have been backed by the high court.

Formulated by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India in 2011, the rules were revived by the court earlier this week while hearing a challenge to public notices issued by the corporations for regulating sale of cut fruits and sugarcane juice by street vendors.

“After going through the various Acts and regulations (on food safety and street vendors), we are of the view that the public notices issued by the municipal corporations of Delhi need not be in place in view of the fact that specific provisions have been made with respect to maintenance of safety and hygiene of food. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and its officers are fully empowered to ensure street vendors follow the prescription of law,” a division bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul had noted in the hearing held on Wednesday.