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By HILARY BAKER and BETH RUBINESThe Sunday Times,IndiaThe Sunday Standard,AustraliaThe Times of Israel,IsraelThe Times Of India,IndiaA day after a video emerged on social media purporting to show an Indian cook preparing his favourite meal at a restaurant, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in New Delhi on Friday said it would “conduct a full review of the video” and “take necessary action”.
The video, shot by a cook at a fast food restaurant in a city near the Indian capital, Delhi, shows a chef preparing a meal of rice, vegetables and vegetables and chicken.
It shows the kitchen at the restaurant at 7:40am on Thursday and the dish is ready at 8:00am on Friday.
“The FDA has asked all companies that manufacture food products from scratch in India to immediately stop making the food in question from being made from raw ingredients.
The FDA has also directed all food producers in India not to make products that are sourced from overseas or from any of the suppliers listed in the video,” the FDA said in a statement.
The agency said it had received the video and it was being examined by FDA.
The video has been shared widely on social networking sites, and has prompted some people to suggest that the chef is a “machina”.
The FDA, which is responsible for food safety, has not said how the video was made.
On Friday, the US Food and Human Rights Commission (FHRC) asked the FDA to take steps to ban the use of Chinese-made noodles and products made in China, and said that the agency should issue a formal warning to all Chinese companies to stop using the products in their supply chains.
A separate FHRC report also found that the noodles used in Chinese restaurants are contaminated with traces of banned pesticides, including paraquat, a highly toxic pesticide.
The FHCC also said that there were concerns about the safety of ingredients in the products, and it said the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) should investigate whether ingredients were mislabelled or adulterated.
The regulator has also asked the Food Processing Council of India, which represents the country’s food processors, to investigate whether the noodles were processed in a way that is compatible with the regulations, including through a non-US source.
Meanwhile, the Indian government has ordered the Food Industry Council of Canada (FICCI) to review the safety and quality of ingredients used in its food supply chain and to examine whether it is compatible.