Haryana bans use of liquid Nitrogen in food and drink

The Haryana government banned the use of liquid nitrogen in drinks and food, reacting to a cocktail accident at a Gurgaon pub this April that burnt a hole in a man’s stomach.
The state’s food and drugs administration (FDA) commissioner, Saket Kumar, said any drink or food whose preparation involves the flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen is harmful to those who consume it.
Liquid nitrogen (nitrogen in a liquid state at an extremely low temperature) is colourless and has a boiling point of -195.79 °C. It is used in bars to quickly chill glasses, freeze ingredients, provide a smoky effect to drinks and in molecular gastronomy. It releases a large volume of gas as it evaporates, which can “burst the stomach” if consumed in a sufficiently large quantity.

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