Hair is one of the most commonly found ‘foreign bodies’ in food and a physical contaminants in food along with stones, metals and so on.
Finding a hair in your food is gross, no question. But the fact of life is that hair ends up in our food quite often and quite accidentally, whether it’s in a restaurant or at home.
Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said “Finding hair in food is easily one of the most unappetising sights to behold during a meal. So, maintain a good hygiene.”
As per Akshay Nayak, a 25-year-old media professional from Mumbai, “Not only me, I am sure, many of us go through this unpleasant situation. If there is a hair in my food, I tend to lose my appetite.”
Rutika Murudkar, a clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani trust suggests some precautionary measures:
- Concentrate on your food while eating and watch what you eat
- Loose hair or open hair tends to fall easily. Tie your hair or wear kitchen hat or cap or a hairnet
- Wear gloves
- Cover the food