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Substandard food putting people’s health at risk

April 26, 2014

Increasing sale of substandard food items at kiosks in the capital is putting people’s health at risk.

A number of kiosks and stalls offer food items at bus stops and different residential and commercial localities of Islamabad.

Kiosk owners use unhygienic oil, ghee and other substandard commodities while preparing food. ”They also do not care to clean the crockery,“ said Naeem Ahmad, a resident of Sector G8.

He added, ”People having low income prefer to eat food from such stalls to save money but this causes health problems for them.“

Another resident of Sector G6, Chaudhry Aziz, said that kiosk owners and vendors use substandard grocery and used oil for cooking which results in throat and stomach diseases.

Capital Development Authority (CDA) Official told that people selling substandard food items are arrested and presented in courts.

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Source: Frontier Star (Pakistan)