J&K issues advisory for traditional Kashmiri chefs

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Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday issued a first of its kind advisory asking traditional chefs called “Wazas” to get registered in order to continue their vocation.

The advisory directs chefs who cook the traditional local cuisine known as the “Wazwan” to get themselves registered with the food safety authority.

The food safety commissioner has asked these cooks to declare their location premises and get registered.

The advisory also directs people not to allow these chefs to use any artificial colorants while preparing the “Wazwan”.

“Consumers are advised to encourage use of safe and natural colour extracts like cocks comb, sun-dried red chillies and pure spices both at home and during functions and festivals,” the advisory said.

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–IANS

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