Srinagar Jan 18 (KINS): The Department of Drugs & Food Control Organization has conducted 14,899 inspections and imposed a fine of Rs 6347000 on violators under Regulatory Laws in Srinagar.
A meeting of District Level Advisory Committee on Food Safety was held in Banquet Hall Srinagar Monday under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary (IAS). All the members of the committee participated in the meeting. A detailed presentation was given by Hilal Ahmad Mir Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar who is also the Member Secretary of the committee.
The Committee as per a statement issued to news agency KINS was informed that from the date Department of Drugs & Food Control Organization took over District Srinagar for the purpose of implementation of Food Regulatory Laws,14889 inspections were conducted, 1209 cases have been filed before the competent courts out of which 444 have been decided and an amount of Rs.6347000/- has been imposed as fine on violators. 794 cases are subjudice. 2239 samples have been lifted out of which 34 have been declared unsafe 341 as substandard and 263 as Misbranded. 53 Food Business Establishments were closed for varying periods.
7881 Food Business operators have been brought within the ambit of Food Licensing & Registration System. 63 Awareness Programmes have been conducted. In addition while implementing Cigarette & other Tobacco Products Act, Cigarettes worth RS.312670/- for violating Statutory or Pictorial warning have been seized and an amount of Rs 21800/-was imposed as fine. The Committee was also informed that the District has been selected for Eat Right Challenge a flagship program of FSSAI. Under this flagship programme certain Schemes like RUCO, Surveillance & Enforcement drives, Licensing &Registration drives, FOSCORIS inspections, Special Camps for consumer Awareness, FosTac Trainings, Hygiene Rating, Hub Certification, Eat Right School & Campuses are also being implemented on ground, The details of the same were shared in the meeting. The District Development Commissioner ensured full support to Food Wing of Drugs & Food Control Organization District Srinagar for smooth implementation of FSS Act and COTPA. (KINS)