Non-Edible Ice To Be Coloured Blue To Differentiate From Edible Ice

The Logical Indian Crew

May 16th, 2018 / 6:30 PM

Image Credit: Ujjwal Prabhat

In a first, Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has directed all states to use the colour blue to differentiate between edible and non-edible ice. The order was issued on May 4 and will be implemented all over the country from June 1.

“Food safety commissioners of states/Union territories are requested to enhance surveillance/enforcement on the sale of non-edible ice to ensure compliance of this directive,” Garima Singh, director (regulatory compliance), FSSAI, stated in the order.



This is to ensure that people do not consume harmful non-edible ice. The Maharashtra government made it mandatory in March to use the colour blue to mark non-edible ice.


What is non-edible ice?

Non-edible ice is made from non-potable water which is not fit for consumption. The incorrect use of non-edible ice for transportation of edible food items can result in contamination, which is harmful to human health.

FSSAI says, “It has been observed that in the absence of any visible distinction between edible ice and non-edible ice, the latter is also being diverted and consumed for edible purposes.”


Contributors

Written by : Poorbita Bagchi

Edited by : Pooja Chaudhuri

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

AP, Telangana: Fake Rumors Of Donkey Meat Curing Asthma, Snoring Lead To Rampant Killing Of The Animal

India Has Been Importing Genetically Modified Edible Oil Illegally, Says Union Govt

11 Years, No Complain For Unsafe Ingredients In Food: Govt. To Pay Those Who Complain Of Adulteration

Goa Gets Its First Mobile Food Testing Van

Here Are The Items Taxed Separately Outside Of GST Or Are Exempted

Food Wrapped In Newspapers

Food Wrapped In Newspapers Causes Slow Poisoning When Consumed, Know About It

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Hapur Lynching Survivor Waits For Police To Record Statement, Says Can Identify Accused

Exclusive

An Online Memorial That Honours Those Who Once Wore The Indian Military Uniform

My Story

My Story: I Was Sexually Harassed On A Train & People Said It Happened Because I Was Travelling Alone

Fact Check

Fact Check: No, Uttarakhand Govt Won’t Charge For Helicopter Rides During Rescue Missions

News

Irony: Centre Might Amend Right To Information Act Without Prior Information

News

Bombay HC: Elderly Parents If Ill-Treated Can Take Back Gifted Property From Son

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.