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பான்மசாலா விற்பனை? கடைகளில் ஆட்சியர் ஆய்வு

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தமிழக அரசால் தடைவிதிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள குட்கா, பான்மசாலா போன்ற புகையிலை பொருட்கள் திண்டிவனம் நகரில் விற்பனை செய்யப்படுகிறதா என மாவட்ட ஆட்சியர் வா.சம்பத் திடீர் ஆய்வு நடத்தினார்.

நேரு வீதியிலுள்ள மளிகைக் கடைகள், காந்திசிலை அருகில் உள்ள கடைகளில் அவர்  இந்த ஆய்வை நடத்தினார். இதில் சில கடைகளில் மறைத்து வைக்கப்பட்டிருந்த குட்கா, பான்மசாலா உள்ளிட்டவைகளை பறிமுதல் செய்ய அவர் உத்தரவிட்டார். மேலும், இனி வரும் காலங்களில் புகையிலை பொருட்களை விற்பனை செய்ய வேண்டாமென கடை உரிமையாளர்களுக்கு அவர் எச்சரிக்கை விடுத்தார்.

நிகழ்ச்சியின்போது, திண்டிவனம் நகர்மன்ற தலைவர் கே.வி.என்.வெங்கடேசன் ,நகராட்சி ஆணையர் அண்ணாதுரை மற்றும் சுகாதாரத் துறை அதிகாரிகள் உடனிருந்தனர்.

Categories: DISTRICT-NEWS, Villupuram

பல்லாவரத்தில் உணவு பாதுகாப்பு அலுவலர்கள் சோதனை

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FDA plans to train 1,000 food handlers on hygiene

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PUNE, June 17: With a view to ensure food safety measures are practised across eateries in the city, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pune is planning an ambitious mass training programme for food handlers.FDA officials have planned a mass training of food handlers, which will include restaurateurs, hotels, and kitchen staff, to maintain hygiene. Officials claim this would be a first-of-its-kind project and the magnitude of the training would be recorded in the Limca Book of Records. The mass training is scheduled at the end of the month, and FDA is aiming to train 1,000 people at one go.“We not only want to ensure hygienic food for citizens but hope that this effort may set an example for the entire country.
We also want to make Pune a model city for food safety in the country. This is the first such big initiative by us where around a thousand food handlers would be trained,” said Shashikant Kekare, joint commissioner (food), FDA, Pune. According to officials, the training would not be limited to big hotels and restaurants but also include street food vendors.
Elaborating on the programme, Kekare said, “The objective is to create awareness about hygiene and sanitation and usage of best kitchen practices. This would not only help hotels, restaurants, but also dhabas, self-help groups, canteens and street food vendors. The training will be beneficial for them and their customers as well. This practice would also increase their business.”

Categories: NEWS

Case against Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra for misleading advertisements

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Case against Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra for misleading advertisements

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The two Bollywood superstars, along with eight cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, face the ire of the Department of Food Safety

Bollywood stars and cricketers do tons of advertisements every year. At times, it turns out that the number of movies that a star does, or the number of matches a cricketer plays is far less than the number of ad films they do! At this pace, it seems like they are becoming careless about the kind of products they endorse.

The Department of Food Safety, Uttarakhand has lodged a complaint against a number of celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and eight other cricketers for promoting adulterated products. The cricketers who were mentioned are Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag and Zaheer Khan. The government has also filed a case against Sahara honcho Subrata Roy since the contaminated products were found at his shop, Sahara-Q.

Wethinks these folks better follow Aamir Khan’s example and beware of the stuff they advertisement the next time!

Categories: NEWS

Banned pesticide residues found in vegetable samples

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In public interest: The findings are being made public not to make the people panic but to look to safer alternatives. — File Photo

The HIndu In public interest: The findings are being made public not to make the people panic but to look to safer alternatives. — File Photo

The Kerala Agricultural University has found “dangerous levels” of pesticide residue in key vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, vegetable cowpea (achinga), amaranthus red, small red onions, tomatoes, green chillies and curry leaves, among others.

The residue includes that of the banned Profenofos, which falls into the yellow category (second level of pesticides in the toxicity classification) and which has translaminar action (the toxin entering the plant system primarily by roots, and transported to locations throughout the plant, where it can affect those who consume the vegetables).

It has been banned in Kerala for nearly three years now. The pesticide is allowed in India only in cotton and tea and in other parts of the world, it is used only in cotton.

The results came from tests carried out by the Pesticide Residue Research and Analytical Laboratory, Vellayani near Thiruvananthapuram. The findings have been put up on the Kerala Agricultural University’s website http://www.kerala agriculture.gov.in

The banned pesticide residue was found mostly in gooseberries, green chilli, okra (bhindi), curry leaves, mint leaves and coriander leaves, said Thomas Biju Mathew, principal investigator for the project.

“Production and Marketing of Safe-to-Eat Vegetables for Sale through Government Outlets”.

He said that the results were being made public not to make the people panic but to look to safer alternatives. One of the highlights of the findings was that most of the pesticides belonged to the surface contact category and were not systemic.

The results are for 40 types of vegetables, samples of which were drawn from the Thiruvananthapuram markets between January 1 and March 1, 2013.

The KAU website also suggests methods to get rid of the residue. For example, one suggestion is to separate cauliflower leaves and keep the separated flowers dipped in salt or vinegar solution for 10 minutes and to pass them through repeated washing. The vinegar solution can be made of 20 ml of vinegar in a litre of water or 20 grams of salt in a litre of water.

Vegetables have been placed in three categories according to the level of pesticide residue in them. The most dangerous category has been detected in vegetables like bhindi, drumsticks, little gourd, red and yellow capsicum, gooseberries and coriander leaves.

The less dangerous category of pesticides has been found in beetroot, brinjal, carrot and garlic.

The farm produce that has been found not to carry pesticide residue comprises tapioca, mangoes, cucumber, colocasia, beans, ginger, big onion, capsicum (green), nendran bananas, ash gourd, pumpkins, pineapples, and green peas.

The website does not specify the level of pesticide residue in the individual items but the director of the laboratory, which is under KAU, S. Nazeema Beevi, said that the samples had been drawn over the first quarter of the year and the situation may not remain the same for the next quarter.

She said that the vegetables had been categorised as having dangerous levels of pesticide because they exceeded the maximum residue limit fixed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.

Categories: NEWS

அரியலூர் மாவட்ட உணவு பாதுகாப்பு துறையினரின் நடவடிக்கைகள்

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