The Jammu and Kashmir government has directed traditional Wazwan vendors and cooks to get themselves registered with the food safety authority.
Issuing an advisory, commissioner food safety has asked the cooks to declare their location premises and get registered.
It also asked people not to allow cooks to use any artificial colorants in their preparations.
“Consumers are advised to encourage use of safe and natural colour extracts like cockscomb, sundried red chillies both at home and functions and festivals by traditional cooks,” it added.
Doctors Association Kashmir led by Dr Nisar ul Hassan had recently said that the cooks were using toxic colors in Wazwan preparations