- preliminary /pri-LIM-uh-ner-ee/
- postmortem /pohst-MAWR-tuhm/
- culpable /KUHL-puh-buhl/
- suspend /suh-SPEND/
- raid /reyd/
[adjective] – coming before a more important action or event, especially introducing or preparing for it
The medical professionals have successfully finished the vaccine’s preliminary testing.
[noun] – a medical examination of a dead person’s body in order to find out the cause of death
According to the postmortem, the person was poisoned.
[adjective] – deserving to be blamed or considered responsible for something bad
The police held him culpable for the theft.
[verb] – to stop something from being active, either temporarily or permanently
Flights have been temporarily suspended due to bad weather.
[verb] – (of the police) to enter a place suddenly in order to find someone or something
The police have conducted business raids in the main capital.
The incident is one of several in the state that has raised questions about the safety of restaurant meals. Last week, incidences of food poisoning were also reported in other regions of the state. Some Pathanamthitta district children and their parents became ill after consuming food at a school event. Since then, more than 500 establishments have been searched by food safety regulators. Due to operating in unclean conditions or without the required license, 48 restaurants have been suspended. Similar raids were carried out in May 2022, when several people became ill and a 16-year-old died after eating at a snack bar in the Kasargod neighborhood. According to officials, more inspections are anticipated.
- Which do you prefer, buying food from restaurants or cooking your own? Why?
- What do you look for or check when food shopping?
- What would you do if you heard the news about food poisoning at your favorite restaurant?
- Do you think the food suppliers in India should also be checked by the authorities?
- How can restaurant employees ensure that the food is safe to eat?