The non-veg loving students studying at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) can now breathe a sigh of relief after the institute clarified on Sunday that there was no food restriction.
"IIT Bombay clarifies that the Institute has not banned non-veg food in the campus, as reported by few publications. A letter was issued to the caterer of a cafeteria atop Civil Engineering Dept. for purely health and safety reasons as he was serving stale food," a statement by IIT PRO said.
"Some students complained of food poisoning. The non-vegetarian food is brought in the morning and kept until evening. Since it gets spoilt faster and is the major cause of food poisoning, the department has instructed the caterer not to serve stale food," it further read.
The statement added, "We wish to avert any fire hazard here."
As per a few reports, the authorities had allegedly told the students and mess authorities that the non-veg food was strictly banned.
Reports had quoted a circular which read, "No lunch and dinner party orders allowed for other departments and such services and orders are banned. Lunch services are also not permitted. The cafeteria authorities should provide the list of vegetarian items to a committee for a review, and no cooking is allowed in the cafeteria."