Lunch packets and newspapers

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By Olindhi Jayasundere

The Colombo Municipal Council said today that people should refrain from eating lunch packets wrapped in newspapers as the lead component in the printed paper can have harmful effects on a person’s health.

“The lead in the newspaper absorbs into the lunch packet and gradually in time gets into the body. This could have neurological effects on a person’s health,” CMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam said.

During an awareness programme conducted for 105 lunch packet sellers in Colombo Dr. Kariyawasam said sellers were advised to get hygiene certification from their respective area Medical Officer of Health and to attach a seal on the lunch packets to identify each seller.

He said they will also undergo training to on preparing food in hygiene conditions. “We have found that 1/3 of the lunch packets sold by sellers have already gone bad by 12 noon. The aim of this programme is to ensure hygienic that lunch his prepared and sold in hygienic conditions,” he said.

He said it is mandatory for lunch sellers to place the name of the producer as well as the time and manufactory date of the lunch packets. If these conditions are not adhered to their registrations will be canceled and they will face court action, he said.

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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:47 PM

    Very good move. At least this move will save the embarrassment for newspaper publishers to see their efforts gone to waste along with left-overs.

    Namal Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:49 PM

    ane kale wane wase

    S.Dilruk Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:58 PM

    Yes it must be strictly observed the hygiene quality of these stuff. Public must also be corporate with relevant authorities to uplift the standards.

    Handipora Tuesday, 26 July 2011 02:03 PM

    Very good move by the Municipal authorities in educating the masses.

    tma Tuesday, 26 July 2011 02:06 PM

    The CMC should check the quality of food also in these lunch packets with random checks.

    backstreet boys Wednesday, 27 July 2011 04:57 AM

    RECYCLE ! RECYCLE ! RECYCLE !

    Jeyaraj. Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:10 PM

    My God! I've been eating paper -wrapped lunch for 23 years!

    hilmy Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:23 PM

    is there any hidden money agenda behind this?

    lovesri Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:40 PM

    Must be a alternative coming in. A new business venture for lunch pack wrappers.

    Minister Tuesday, 26 July 2011 05:05 PM

    Oh dear. What are they going to do for the returned papers?

    Concerned Tuesday, 26 July 2011 05:13 PM

    Is the Municipality going to insist on showing the expiry date of the lunch packet too?

    iuiu Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:00 PM

    i dont think


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