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Food samples taken from dhabas, grocery shops

28,November, 2018

To check adulteration in food products and ensure a hygienic environment at dhabas, two food safety teams comprising Rakhi Vinayak and Sangeeta Sehdev, Food Safety Officers, today conducted raids at various dhabas situated on Chandigarh Road and in Balachaur.

Divulging details, Assistant Food Safety Commissioner Manoj Khosla said following the directions of Kahan Singh Pannu, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Punjab, various dhabas on Chandigarh Road and in Balachaur were checked under the Mission Tandarust Punjab by a team led by him.

He said there were complaints about some dhabas regarding serving of poor quality food products to their customers. The team took five samples (two milk, two mineral water and one of cooked dal) from three dhabas.

The other team took four samples (desi ghee, namkeen, salt, and sauce) from four grocery stores situated in the SBS Nagar. Meanwhile, all nine samples have been sent to the State Food Laboratory for test.

He said if samples fail tests, action would be taken against the guilty as per the Food Safety and Standards Act.

The teams also sensitised them to follow good hygiene and proper manufacturing practices and maintain cleanliness and serve good quality and fresh food to people. Awareness booklets were also distributed among them.

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