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Ensure safety of foods at all levels

Kohima, November 23 (MExN): The Directorate of Health & Family Welfare has directed all the designated officers (CMO), Food Safety Officers of the districts to conduct inspections of hotels, restaurants, canteens (offices, colleges, schools and institutions), bakeries, tea stalls including temporary stalls and other public eating places, including street food vendors in respective jurisdictions to ensure safety of foods at all levels, in view of the approaching festive seasons in and around the State and the forth coming State Hornbill Festival, 2016.

The designated officers (CMOs) are requested to issue detailment order of Food Safety Officers for inspection of venues, where festivals are being organised to ensure food safety under its jurisdiction and Food Safety coverage for VVIPs/VIPs visit to Nagaland during Hornbill Festival.

Dr. L Watikala, Principal Director &Additional Food Safety Commissioner Directorate of Health & Family Welfare in a press release informed that the inspection may be carried out in consultation with the concerned District Administration/ Municipal Council/ Town Councils and other appropriate authorities. This exercise should be completed by November 30, 2016 and submit the action taken report to this Directorate latest by December 10, 2016 positively.

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