Oil & packaged drinking water brands of reputed cos fail quality tests
- Middlemen resort to artificial ripening methods of mangoes using calcium carbide instead of traditional ethylene chambers to make easy money
- Gastritis, loose motions and stomach disorders are some of the health problems that will be caused by consuming artificially ripened fruits
JAMMU & KASHMIR
Raids were conducted at several places. However, it was revealed that a hookah lounge was operating inside an eatery at 10 Number Market. Thirty five people, who were found inside the joint during the raid, were questioned and released late
Notices served on shops, hotels selling unhygienic food
Madurai: Cracking down on shops and eateries selling unhygienic food at the Mattuthavani bus terminal, officials from the food safety and drug administration conducted surprise raids and issued notices to those who were not adhering to the standards.
The officials also said that they will take further course of action based on the reply received from the eateries and hotels. Meanwhile, the unhygienic food seized from the eateries was destroyed.
A strong 124-member team led by designated food safety officer for Madurai, Dr S Lakshmi Narayanan conducted the raids at Mattuthavani bus terminal and its nearby hotels. Officials said the raids were conducted following a large number of complaint from the consumers.
Officials said that more than 120 shops were inspected after the officials divided themselves into different teams.
Food Testing Labs to be set up in every districts
LUCKNOW: Taking a serious note of adulteration in food items, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed setting up of laboratories for testing food samples in every district of the state.
During the presentation of the food security department last night, the chief minister asked officials to launch a special drive to check anti-social elements indulging in food adulteration, a government spokesman said here today.
Expressing dissatisfaction over UP having only six labs to test some 18,000 food samples every year, the chief minister asked for setting up labs in all 75 districts in the state.
The chief minister also asked for mobile food testing labs to check milk samples and directed officials to create awareness among people in this regard besides encouraging food retailers to set up checking equipment in their shops, he added