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KCR direct officials to curb food adulteration, sanctions 26 food safety officers posts

10,July, 2017
 

Hyderabad, July. 9 (NSS): Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has given specific instructions to the Police Department for curbing the illegal manufacturing units adulterating the food products in coordination with Food Safety Department.

Special Teams have been constituted for inspection of various food related establishments in GHMC limits with the support of Police personnel.

The GHMC is taking steps to maintain hygiene by the eating establishments and also to control the food adulteration by the eating establishments through the available staff of Food Safety Wing of GHMC duly implementing the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 and Rules, 2011 and also the provisions of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 in the limits of GHMC.

The Food Safety Officials, Assistant Medical Officers of Health, Deputy Commissioners and concerned officials are conducting surprise inspections on Hotels & Restaurants. During last three months, ,the officials inspected 373 hotels and collected over Rs 16 lakh as fine for various irregularities.

To meet the shortage of food safety officers, the government has sanctioned 26 food safety officers additionally and the process of recruitment for these posts is being handed over to TSPSC and it is under process.

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