MUMBAI, Jan. 15 -- After three reported incidents of stale food being served on outstation trains in Maharashtra in a week, including an incident of food poisoning in which 26 people had to be hospitalised, Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has ordered an inquiry into the food served on-board outstation trains.

"The incident of stale food on outstation trains is being taken seriously. All outstation trains with pantries will be monitored by more than one on-board staff. Food preparation and stock will also be checked in the canteens before they are sent to outstation trains. Along with quality, whether food safety norms inside the trains are maintained will be inspected. Expiry date on every product will be checked," sai...