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If you use monosodium glutamate (MSG or ajinomoto) in food items, display this information clearly on your premises. This is what the Commissioner of Food Safety T V Anupama has stipulated in an order to all hotels, restaurants, bakeries and other eateries in the state. Those who violate the order will have to pay a fine of up to Rs 2 lakh and can have their licence cancelled. According to the orders issued by the commissioner, the public display should clearly state, “this establishment uses MSG as a flavouring agent in the following food items. These food items should not be given to children below 1 year of age.” According to a Food Safety official, MSG is being indiscriminately used by many eateries. Even table pepper was found mixed with MSG in one restaurant during a rece...

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