Haryana

HARYANA’s PROHIBITS FLUSHING OR MIXING OF LIQUID NITROGEN WITH ANY DRINK OR FOOD ARTICLE.

July 28, 2017 07:58 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Keeping in view the interest of health of people in the State, the Haryana Government has prohibited the flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen with any drink or food article.

While stating this here today, Commissioner (Food Safety), Food and Drugs Administration Department, Dr. Saket Kumar said that orders to this effect has been issued under section 34 of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (Central Act 34 of 2006).

He said that as per the expert medical opinion, any drink or food article whose preparation involves the flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen is harmful for humans. He said that due to its low temperature, liquid nitrogen could be extremely damaging to body tissue causing frostbite and cryogenic burning on contact. Moreover, if ingested, it could lead to severe internal damage, destroying tissue in the mouth and intestinal tract, he added. He said that furthermore, as it evaporates liquid nitrogen releases a large volume of gas, it could burst the stomach if ingested in a sufficiently large quantity.

 

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