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நுகர்வோரை ஏமாற்றினால் பாரபட்சமின்றி நடவடிக்கை

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கோவை ;’நுகர்வோரை ஏமாற்றும் வணிக நிறுவனத்தினர் மீது, பாரபட்சமின்றி நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும்,” என, உணவு பாதுகாப்புத்துறை கமிஷனர், அதிகாரிகளுக்கு உத்தரவிட்டார்.தமிழ்நாடு உணவு பாதுகாப்பு மற்றும் மருந்து கட்டுப்பாட்டுத்துறை கமிஷனர் (பொறுப்பு) அமுதா, நீலகிரி மாவட்டத்தில் மே, 10, 11ல் ஆய்வு மேற்கொண்டார். தொடர்ந்து திறனாய்வு கூட்டத்தில் அவர் பேசியதாவது:சீசன் துவங்கியுள்ளதால், இந்தியா மட்டுமின்றி வெளிநாடுகளை சேர்ந்த சுற்றுலா பயணிகள் பலர், நீலகிரி மாவட்டத்துக்கு வந்து செல்கின்றனர். வணிக நிறுவனங்கள், ஓட்டல்கள் மற்றும் வியாபாரிகள் தரமற்ற உணவு பொருட்களை விற்பனை செய்கின்றனரா என்பதை கண்காணிக்க வேண்டும்.
எடையளவுகள் குறிப்பிட்ட காலத்துக்குள் மறுபரிசீலனை செய்ய வேண்டும். பொட்டலங்களில் அடைக்கப்பட்டு விற்பனை செய்யப்படும் பொருட்களில் அனைத்து விபரங்களும் இடம்பெற்றிருக்க வேண்டும். அதிகபட்ச சில்லரை விலைக்கு மட்டுமே பொருட்களை விற்பனை செய்ய வேண்டும். முறைகேடு கண்டறியப்பட்டால் சம்பந்தப்பட்டவர்கள் மீது பாரபட்சமின்றி சட்ட நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும்.நுகர்வோர் எளிதில் புகார் செய்ய, ‘TN–LMCTS’ என்ற ‘மொபைல் செயலி’ உருவாக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இது குறித்து மக்களுக்கு விழிப்புணர்வு ஏற்படுத்த வேண்டும்.இவ்வாறு அவர் பேசினார்.கோவை மற்றும் குன்னுார் தொழிலாளர் இணை கமிஷனர்கள் மாரிமுத்து, தங்கவேல் உள்ளிட்ட பலர் கூட்டத்தில் பங்கேற்றனர்.இத்தகவல், தொழிலாளர்த்துறை அலுவலகம் வெளியிட்டுள்ள அறிக்கையில் கூறப்பட்டுள்ளது.

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தயாரிப்பு தேதி இல்லாமல் பால் பாக்கெட் விற்பனை

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காலாவதி சிப்ஸ் மூடை மூடையாக வீச்சு

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Categories: DISTRICT-NEWS, Madurai

சாலையோரங்களில் காலாவதி சாக்லேட்கள் வீச்சு

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Categories: DISTRICT-NEWS, Tirunelveli

5 கிலோ போதை பொருள் பறிமுதல்

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Categories: Chennai, DISTRICT-NEWS

Bid to burn 2 tonnes of chocolates not fit for consumption foiled

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Food safety officials at the site where chocolates that had passed expiry date had been heaped for being burnt near Palayamkottai on Thursday.

Officials ask distributor to send them back to manufacturer

Food Safety officials thwarted the attempt to burn two tonnes of chocolates not fit for consumption in a land closer to the residential area near Palayamkottai on Thursday.

On getting information that a leading distributor of consumer goods and office-bearer of consumer goods stockists association had heaped 2 tonnes of chocolates that had passed expiry date in his land near Tirunelveli Taluk Police Station for destroying it, Designated Officer, Food Safety, Senthil Kumar and Food Safety Officers A.R. Sankaralingam, Ramesh and Kalimuthu rushed to the spot.

The distributor’s assistants, who had been entrusted with the job of destroying the chocolates, told the officials that they would usually burn the confection not fit for consumption in the distributor’s land as burying it in the land would spoil the soil texture. However, the officials told the assistants, who had brought the chocolates in three trucks for burning, to send it back to the manufacturer who would destroy it scientifically.

Accepting it, the assistants assured the officials that they would send the consignment back to the manufacturer.

Earlier, the Food Safety Officials took samples of ‘neera’ (‘pathaneer’) from the vendors on Thursday morning following complaints from the public that ‘artificial pathaneer’ was being sold by them by mixing saccharin in water. The officials, who warned the vendors that selling adulterated ‘pathaneer’ would land them in legal tangles and attract a few thousand rupees as fine, also told them to get the mandatory certificate under the Food Safety Regulation Act by paying the prescribed fee of ₹. 100.

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3,390 litres of adulterated cooking oil seized from store

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Meerut: The Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) personnel seized 3,390 litre of adulterated oil valued at Rs 3.71 lakh from a store in Meerut’s Madhavpuram while checking in cooking oil. As many as 11 samples of adulterated oil, including mustard oil, refined palm oil, vegetable oil and ghee, were taken from the spot and sent to a Lucknow laboratory.Giving details, Randheer Singh, designated officer, FSDA, said, “We have seized 3,390 litres of oil from the spot. This includes 510 litres of mustard oil, 720 litres each of palm oil and vegetable oil, and 1,440 litres of ghee from one STS Group situated in sector 3 of Madhavpuram on Thursday.”According to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) guideline, blending of rice bran and palmolein with mustard up to 25% to make refined vegetable oil is allowed, but authorities said they found tins and containers of palm oil at the spot which were labeled as mustard oil, which is illegal.“The store in Madhavpuram from where oil worth Rs 3.71 lakh was seized belongs to one Trilok Chand Gupta and he used to sell these items from this store only.

He also did not have the licence of the store, where he had kept mustard oil, palm oil and vegetable oil,” said Anand Dev, chief food safety officer.The raid was conducted on the basis of a tipoff received by the FSDA department on Thursday afternoon. “A many as 11 samples have been taken from the spot and sent for testing to the Lucknow laboratory. Once the report arrives – which takes at least a month’s time – action will be taken against the owner,” said Dev

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How FSSAI has transformed itself in promoting safe food culture

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The most important step is the rollout of a nationwide plan to train street food vendors.

I have been a long-time critic of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country’s premier food regulator, because of its obsession with food imports and the randomness of its actions, which not only provided ammunition to the government’s critics, but also made India seem like some floundering medieval state in the eyes of the world.

I also used to belabour the point that the FSSAI should take the industry along and establish a national food safety partnership in the interests of the consumers, rather than behave like yet another danda-wielding instrument of bureaucratic interference and corruption.

It’s been a year-and-half since the FSSAI got a new CEO, Pawan Kumar Agarwal, a West Bengal-cadre IAS officer who was promoted and moved from the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship at a time when the organisation had been stung by the Maggi ban fiasco.

The low-profile officer has demonstrated that 18 months can be a long time to transform an organisation — and that change can come about faster if a statutory authority works along with the principal industry stakeholders.

The FSSAI initiative that first caught my attention was the "food smart consumer portal" (foodsmart.fssai.gov.in) that the FSSAI has got up and running (it is a work in progress, having gone live only on May 16, but it promises to get better). What I like about it is that it does not hedge when it shares information on matters that could rile industry interests.

Street food vendors are among the key upholders of the ageless character of our classical cities.

For instance, it categorically states that what is palmed off as "brown bread" may be "brown" only because of the addition of caramel colouring.

To qualify as "brown" or "whole wheat bread", it must have 50 per cent whole-wheat flour. It leaves us with no doubt about why "sugar-free food" is more harmful than sugar.

“(They) may be loaded,” says the website, “with fats, refined cereals (white flour, starch) and even hidden sugars (maltitol, fructose, corn syrup, molasses), and have a high amount of calories.”

About oils, it busts a load of myths: no oil is free from saturated fats; there’s nothing called a light oil, because irrespective of its source, a gram of any oil translates into nine calories; and no oil can be said "heart friendly" or "safe" for people with diabetes, because each oil is “100 per cent fat” and is safe only if consumed in physician-recommended quantities.

And then there’s the caveat that we tend to forget in our obsession with "fat-free" or "low-fat" foods.

“Many low fat or non-fat foods may still have a lot of calories,” says our "food smart" adviser. “Often these foods have extra sugar, refined flour or starch thickeners to make them taste better. These ingredients add calories from carbohydrates that may lead to weight gain. Many of them may also have ingredients such as fat replacers.”

If this site is pumped up with better design and audiovisual content, and is eventually made available in Indian languages, I believe it can put out of business an entire industry that survives on false assurances.

Three related initiatives, all aimed at creating a safe food culture (which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said is critical to his vision of a "Swasth Bharat"), are also commendable.

The first is a national campaign to fortify edible oil, milk, salt, wheat flour and rice with essential vitamins to address endemic micronutrient deficiency in the country.

The second is a programme for the online certification of three million designated people employed in the food business — from hotels and restaurants to the railways, places of worship, offices and schools — to become "food safety supervisors" in their outlets. They will get their training and certificates delivered online via the portal fostac-@oldfssai.-gov.in.

It is definitely a work in progress, for the links given are all dead — a defect I hope will be rectified sooner than later.

In a related move, all food business operators, from restaurants to fruit and vegetable vendors, will soon have to put up food safety display boards to guarantee that they follow certain guidelines meant to safeguard our health.

The third, and perhaps most important, step is the rollout of a nationwide plan to train street food vendors, who, I believe, are among the key upholders of the ageless character of our classical cities.

By attempting to free street food vendors (in alliance with their national association, NASVI) from the taint of being antagonistic to good health, a charge that is being upheld by municipal bodies and courts, the FSSAI is taking an important step forward to safeguard the livelihood of an important yet unseen mass of food business operators.

Well begun, they say, is half done, but it will remain so, unless the FSSAI keeps its momentum up.

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D&FCO officials inspect food outlets in city: destroy unhygienic food

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Jammu, May 18: A special drive against the menace of food adulteration especially against the fast food roadside outlets was conducted today in Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and adjoining areas of Jammu city. Official spokesperson said, "Acting on the complaints of the consumers regarding poor quality of Chinese food specially momos being prepared, sold and served under unhygienic conditions, a team of officers from Drug & Food Control Organization (D&FCO) today conducted a surprise inspection of food vendors at various parts of the Jammu city."

"The team visited Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and adjoining areas during which six samples of momos were collected and sent to Food Analyst -Jammu Division. Approximately thousand pieces of momos lying in unhygienic conditions were destroyed on spot as a precaution," he added. Official also said that one sample of Mono-Sodium-Glutamate (MSG) was also sent to check its quality. Pertinently, use of MSG has been prohibited in processed food for children below the age of 12 years.

On the occasion, food business operators were directed to strictly adhere to the provisions laid under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and maintain high standards of sanitary and hygienic conditions. Any body found not complying to the directions will be dealt with strictly under Food Safety Act.

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