Handling of food and money must be physically separated
Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri
Vide a notification File No. 1/Stds/SP(L&C/A)/Advisories/FSSAI dated March 28, 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has cautioned that “cross contamination from currency is a risk to human health leading to a wide variety of diseases including food poisoning, skin, respiratory and intestinal infections”.
Currency notes and coins become contaminated with harmful microorganisms when they are handled with unclean and soiled hands, use of saliva during counting of notes and/or stored under unhygienic conditions.
The notification further recommends that food handlers, food sellers and others should avoid handling currency and food simultaneously. Also,
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