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Special drive launched to check quality of milk, fruits, vegetables

Srinagar Nov 11 (KINS): On the directions of the District Development Commissioner Srinagar, a special drive to check quality of milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables was conducted by the team of food safety officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar.

A statement of Food Safety Department says that mobile food testing van was utilized for on spot testing of milk.

“During the drive the utensils used to ferry milk were also checked and those found unfit for use were destroyed.  21 legal samples of the milk were lifted for analytical purpose and around 3 quintals of substandard milk was destroyed on spot. In addition huge quantity of rotten fruits and vegetables were also destroyed.  Complaints against 20 food business operators who were found violating sanitary and hygienic requirements under Food Safety & Standards Act were prepared for presentation before competent court. Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration has directed enforcement officers to keep vigil on the quality of food articles and take stern action against violators. He also informed that any complaint with regard to quality of food and drugs can be filed on toll free number 104,” the statement reads. (KINS)


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