After a video of a street idli vendor allegedly using tap water from a railway station toilet in Mumbai went viral, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated an investigation into the incident.
In the video, that has been widely shared on social media platforms, a street vendor is seen drawing tap water from what is said to be the Borivali Railway Station toilet to prepare food.
On being confronted with camera, the man, appearing quite nervous over being caught, throws away the water that had been filled in a plastic barrel.
The video, however, does not mention the time and date of the incident.
The viral video has however caught the attention of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which has launched an inquiry. It also issued a public warning against usage of such water, which could be contaminated.
The video has come to our knowledge. We will conduct an inquiry against him as well as others who use such methods to do business. Such water is not healthy for consumption. People may get affected,” Shailesh Adhav, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mumbai was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“When the person is caught his license will be checked and if any sample is found, it is seized. Necessary action will be taken,” the official further said.
However, he asserted that the credibility of the video has to be probed to know about the time and place of the incident.