CR promptly shuts food stall caught selling ‘unhygienic’ lemon juice at Kurla station

CR promptly shuts food stall caught selling 'unhygienic' lemon juice at Kurla station
After being alerted, CR officials collected & sent samples of lemon juice for bacteriological examination, sealed the food stall and called the licensee for an inquiry (Picture Courtesy: Nilesh Shende/Subhash Harishchandra Gupta)

Central Railway (CR) authorities took prompt action against a food stall at Kurla station that was caught using unhygienic means to prepare lemon water meant for sale to commuters.

According to officials, the lemon juice was being prepared under unhygienic condition and was unfit for human consumption.

The incident came to light when a video of a stall worker preparing lime juice using water from an overhead tank went viral on social media on Monday evening.

In the video, the worker is purportedly seen using water from the tank, placed over the stall, for preparing lime juice.

After a commuter alerted CR by tagging their official account on Twitter, authorities took cognisance of the video and visited the stall on platform number 7/8 of Kurla railway station.

“A complaint was received by Twitter at 6:40 pm on March 25 regarding unfit lime water being sold on stall on Platform 7/8 on Kurla station. Senior officials reached the site immediately on receiving information at 7:23 pm,” a senior official said.

Samples of lemon juice were collected and sent for bacteriological examination. The stall, meanwhile, was immediately sealed by officials and the licensee called for a detailed inquiry.

“The samples have been taken for bacteriological examination. The stall has been sealed immediately at 8:40 pm. The licensee has been called for detailed inquiry tomorrow,” he added.

In the wake of this incident, drive-by health inspectors and officials from the commercial department have been tasked with inspecting the hygiene and water quality of all the food stalls under the CR’s Mumbai division.

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