Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated Project Serve Safe Food, a programme run by Nestlé India in collaboration with the state Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI).
The programme will train the street food vendors in the western state through a mobile van on important and critical subjects like health, hygiene, safe food handling, waste disposal and entrepreneurship with the support of FDA Maharashtra. Besides food safety, the aim is to help enhance the livelihoods of street food vendors across the state.
Project Serve Safe Food has already benefited close to 5,000 street food vendors across India since its launch in November 2016, and is expected to benefit an additional 3,600 street food vendors across the state of Maharashtra.
Speaking on the occasion, Fadnavis said, “If we can make street food vendors aware of the importance of food safety and hygiene, it will lead to a brighter future for them. This initiative is a great way to not only ensure healthy food for consumers, but also to enable street food vendors to sustain better livelihoods.
“This training programme will enable street food vendors to serve clean and hygienic food. This initiative will go a long way in improving the livelihoods of street food vendors and ensuring that food served to people is safe and healthy,” he added.
Innovation to reduce sugar by 30%
Nestlé launched Milkybar Wowsomes, the first chocolate using Nestlé’s new structured sugar to reduce sugar by 30 per cent versus comparable bars.
The new Milkybar Wowsomes achieves the sugar reduction using only natural ingredients and with no sweeteners. It has milk as the number one ingredient, contains crispy oat cereal and is a source of fibre.
Researchers at the company changed the structure of sugar using only natural ingredients. They created an aerated, porous sugar that dissolves more quickly in the mouth. This allows someone to perceive the same sweetness as before while consuming less sugar.
Nestlé is committed to further advancing the nutritional credentials and wholesomeness of its children’s confectionery.
Now, in 2018, with the launch of Milkybar Wowsomes, the brand is offering a new alternative with 30 per cent less sugar.