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26 February 2017

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133. ஊடலுவகை


குறள் 1328:
ஊடிப் பெறுகுவம் கொல்லோ நுதல்வெயர்ப்பக்
கூடலில் தோன்றிய உப்பு
மு.வ உரை:
நெற்றி வியர்க்கும் படியாக கூடுவதில் உளதாகும் இனிமையை ஊடியிருந்து உணர்வதன் பயனாக இனியும் பெறுவோமோ.
சாலமன் பாப்பையா உரை:
நெற்றி வியர்க்கும்படி கலவியில் தோன்றும் சுகத்தை இன்னுமொரு முறை இவளுடன் ஊடிப் பெறுவோமா?
கலைஞர் உரை:
நெற்றியில் வியர்வை அரும்பிடக் கூடுவதால் ஏற்படும் இன்பத்தை, மீண்டும் ஒருமுறை ஊடல் தோன்றினால், அதன் வாயிலாகப் பெற முடியுமல்லவா?

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Adulterated snacks confiscated

PANAJI: The Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) Goa  on Friday confiscated a consignment of 400 kgs of adulterated food items, valued Rs 1.09 lakh. Foods items such as chips, samosas, tomato sticks, schezwan sticks, soya papdi, etc. were confiscated from a private bus parked near the Panaji KTC bus stand, near Mandovi bridge.
FDA director Salim Veljee said that preliminary spot-analysis on the food items showed presence of non-permitted colour, and the items did not carry the necessary labeling particulars/declarations, nor did the packages have any labels.

He said that the consignment was manufactured by M/s Natural Food Products, Aurangabad in Maharashtra and was to Goa via the private bus service, and was meant for sale at the upcoming carnival in Goa. The consignment was booked by Amit Mishra from Margao.

Veljee said that the consignment was confiscated and destroyed, and a case has been booked against the Margao-based food vendor, as well as the Aurangabad-based food vendor under the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules / Regulation 2011.
 
The FDA enforcement team under the supervision of senior food safety officer, Rajiv Korde was assisted by Amit Mandrekar, Sujata Shetgaonkar, Sneha Sawant, Zenia Rosario – all food safety officers and attendant, Arjun Naik.

Eatery stall vendor on the run after food poisoning incident

Navi Mumbai: Following conflicting media reports about some 20 persons falling ill after consuming food from a stall set up outside a hotel in Hiranandani complex in sector 7, the Kharghar police have tracked down four food poisoning patients so far. An FIR has been filed against the absconding vendor on Saturday.

The owner was using the hotel’s marginal space to set up stall and sell food cooked by his own staff. Four persons, who fell ill on Sunday night after eating food from the stall, were admitted to a private hospital on Monday.

Senior inspector Dilip Kale said “After a section of media reported 20 persons had suffered from food poisoning and were admitted in two local hospitals, we checked but did not find them there.”

Later, they located the four patients who were admitted to Shree Hospital. “The doctors confirmed that two minors and two women were admitted on Monday. Three of them have been discharged and the fourth was to be discharged on Saturday evening,” said Kale.

He added that the patients had to be convinced to to lodge a complaint. “Finally, a woman patient agreed to lodge a complaint. The hospital too gave in writing that they were admitted due to food poisoning. “The unidentified accused stall vendor escaped after an anti-encroachment drive by Panvel civic body. We shall inform FDA officials about the incident,” said.

Shekhar Bhatle, a relative of the patient, said, “After eating at the stall on Sunday night, my brother-in-law Sachin Shitap, and other family members, Rupali (29), Raysha (3), Shweta Masurkar (31) and Marvi (2) fell ill on Monday night. Sachin was admitted to Sanjeevani hospital and the rest were admitted to Shree.”

Bhatle said he tried to lodge a complaint for food poisoning. The policeman on duty told him to obtain a letter from the hospital first

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Consumer alert – Expired Lion Dates – Buy one , Get one Free

Food Business Operator : Lion Dates Impex P ltd
Product : Dates 
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Issue : Expired products selling at offers – Buy One , Get One
Consumer complaint as posted in consumercomplaints.in
Hi this is chitikel. Praveen i have purchased lion dates there was an offer as buy one get one free on the purchase of lion dates of 500 gms pack.
But later i have realised they have cheated me as the product has been expired how can they sell the expired products with the offers?
It’s all they are cheating the customers by giving the offers and it’s health hazard to sell the expired dates.Finally overall bad experience with the lion dates.
On the package they had given the toll free number (1800 425 2649) for the complaints but there is no response if you call to the given number.
If there is no number to complaint then why do you just give some number that is no response from your end.
Kindly take some action, request higher officials to contact.
This is really a bad experience and worst image on lion dates.
Kindly take action on this.Regards,
Chitikela. Praveen,
9066776610.

Complaint Status

[Feb 23, 2017] Lion Dates customer support has been notified about the posted complaint.
Customer Satisfaction Rating : 2%
Complaints : 52, Resolved : 1
PESPRO comments
Selling expired products and at an offer is misleading and cheating issue and requires regulatory action. You can file a complaint with your District Designated Officer (Food Safety).
 

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சத்து நிறைந்த கொள்ளு கார அடை

 உடல் எடையை குறைக்க விரும்புபவர்கள், டயட்டில் இருப்பவர்கள் கொள்ளுவை அடிக்கடி உணவில் சேர்த்து கொள்ளலாம். இன்று கொள்ளு அடை செய்வது எப்படி என்று பார்க்கலாம்.

 சத்து நிறைந்த கொள்ளு கார அடை

தேவையான பொருட்கள் :

கொள்ளு – 2 கப்,
அரிசி – 1/4 கப்,
காய்ந்த மிளகாய் – 5,
உப்பு, எண்ணெய் – தேவையான அளவு.

தாளிக்க…

எண்ணெய் – 1 டீஸ்பூன்,
கடுகு – 1/4 டீஸ்பூன்,
சீரகம் – 1/4 டீஸ்பூன்,
சோம்பு – 1/4 டீஸ்பூன்,
உடைத்த உளுந்தம் பருப்பு – 1 டீஸ்பூன்,
வெங்காயம் – பாதி
இஞ்சி – சிறிய துண்டு,
பெருங்காயம் – சிறிதளவு

செய்முறை :

* வெங்காயம், இஞ்சியை பொடியாக நறுக்கி கொள்ளவும்.

* கொள்ளு, அரிசியினை சேர்த்து 4 முதல் 5 மணி நேரம் ஊற வைத்துக் கொள்ளவும். ஊற வைத்த பொருட்களை நன்றாக கழுவி அத்துடன் காய்ந்த மிளகாய் சேர்த்து கொர கொரப்பாக அரைத்துக் கொள்ளவும்.

* அரைத்த மாவில் தேவையான அளவு உப்பு, தண்ணீர் சேர்த்து அடை மாவு பதத்தில் கலந்து வைக்கவும்.

* கடாயை அடுப்பில் வைத்து எண்ணெய் ஊற்றி சூடானதும் தாளிக்க கொடுத்துள்ள பொருட்களை ஒன்றன் பின் ஒன்றாக சேர்த்து தாளித்து மாவில் சேர்த்து நன்றாக கலக்கவும்.

* தோசை கல்லை அடுப்பில் வைத்து சூடானதும் மாவை ஊற்றி சுற்றி சிறிது எண்ணெய் ஊற்றி வெந்ததும் திருப்பி போட்டு வேக வைத்து எடுக்கவும்.

* சுவையான சத்தான கொள்ளு அடை ரெடி.

– இதை படித்து உங்களுடைய சந்தேகங்களை  பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளுங்கள். உங்கள் கருத்துக்களை samayalmalar@gmail.com என்ற இணையதள முகவரிக்கு அனுப்பி வையுங்கள்.

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Panipuri vendor gets 6 months jail for adulteration in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: A panipuri vendor in Lal Darwaja area of Gujarat‘s Ahmedabad district has been sentenced for six months’ imprisonment for mixing toilet cleaner in fast food, a special court said on Saturday.
In 2009, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had filed a case against vendor Chetan Nanji Marvadi in a special court for adulteration.
AMC has been receiving regular complaints from the residents of Lal Darwaja that Marvadi is mixing something to the panipuri water. The residents had also complained that the vendor throws the leftover water on the already damaged road creating nuisance for the public.
Acting on the complaints, AMC sent the samples to the food testing laboratory in the state. Shocked over the presence of oxalic acid which is used in toilet cleaners, AMC filed the case against the vendor in the local adulteration court.
Seven years later, the special court held accused Marvadi as guilty while sentencing him to six months in jail.
During the trial, the accused claimed that there is no evidence which can prove him guilty and court should release him.
However, special advocate Manoj Khandhar argued that the crime of the accused is associated with a huge class, which is dangerous for public health and should be taken to task.