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17 samples of food items lifted, various shops challaned for insanitary conditions

20,October, 2018

Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety, Jammu, Dr Parvesh Kumar and his team inspecting packaged mustard oil.

JAMMU, Oct 15: To ensure that no adulterated food item is sold out in the market, Food Safety wing of Drugs and Food Control Organization, Jammu conducted a special drive during ongoing Navratras with a special focus on milk and milk products, edible oils, Drau and Singhara atta and Sabu Dana.

A team of food safety officers led by Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Jammu under the overall supervision of Commissioner Food Safety, J&K, inspected various sweet shops, grocery shops, Bakery shops and oil mills. As many as 17 samples of various food items were lifted so for which include atta of Singhara and Drau, milk, paneer, curd, edible oil, Sabu Dana.

During the inspection, various shops namely New Baker, Sat Guru sweet shop, Kwality Dhaba at Shastri Nagar, Jandyal sweet shop at Sanjay Nagar Chowk, Chowdhary Milk products at last Morh, Chowdhary Milk shop at Rampura, Chowdhary sweet shop at Shastri Nagar were challaned under insanitary and unhygienic conditions and samples of Milk and Milk products were also lifted from the same shops.

Samples were also lifted from Pahalwan sweet shop at Peer Mitha, Vermani Store at Gandhi Nagar, JK Oil Industry at Gangyal, Ruhi Baker at Gangyal, Future Retail at Jewel, Super Karyana Store, Rajinder Dry Fruit and Karyana Merchant at Jewel.

The team also held an awareness programme for shop keepers outside Dhoodadhari Mandir, Shastri Nagar and Raghunath Mandir, wherein shopkeepers were instructed to maintain norms as per FSS Act 2006 and follow Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.

The team was comprised of Food Safety officers Daleep Singh, Ajay Khajuria, Hans Raj Andorra and Pervaiz Ahmed.

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