Inspection of eateries ordered
Dimapur, November 23: Principal Director & Addl. Food Safety Commissioner, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Dr L Watikala has directed all the designated officers (CMOs)/food safety officers of the districts to conduct inspections of hotels, restaurants, canteens (offices/colleges/schools/institutions), bakeries, tea stalls including temporary stalls and other public eating places besides street food vendors in their respective jurisdictions to ensure safety of foods at all levels.
The Principal Director & Addl. Food Safety Commissioner in a release on Wednesday said the directive has been issued in exercise of the powers conferred under section 30(3) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules 2001 in view of the approaching festive seasons in and around the State and the forthcoming Hornbill Festival, 2016,.The designated officers (CMOs) have also been requested to issue detailment order of food safety officers for inspection of venues where festivals are being organised to ensure food safety under their jurisdictions and food safety coverage for VVIPs/VIPs’ visit to Nagaland during the Hornbill Festival.
The release further informed that inspection may be carried out in consultation with the district administration/municipal councils/town councils and other appropriate authorities concerned.
The exercise should be completed by November 30 and the action taken report be submitted to of Health & Family Welfare latest by December 10 positively, the release added.