Local officials have been asked to act against large food and beverages operators besides smaller food shops and street vendors against whom there have been complaints of adulteration.
Mohindra chairing the state-level review meeting of food and drug administration (FDA) officers said it was the duty of the health department to ensure that health and hygiene of people are adhered to with supply of nutritious and unadulterated food articles.
He said there would be zero tolerance on adulteration of food articles and complaints of people in this matter must be addressed within a stipulated time. He exhorted the food safety officers not to confine their activities only to raid of food shops but instead they should try to bring positive results by acting against miscreants.
J & K
Newspaper for packaging food, banned:regulations
Health department cautions food business operators
Vendors caught selling water from unlabelled, soiled cans in Chennai
Quality of water sold by tanker lorry operators remains unchecked
Vineet Yadav, assistant commissioner, FSDA, Agra said, “The joint raid of FSDA and police was conducted at a house in Kukhreliya village under Barhan police station. A large quantity of adulterants was found while one woman was caught red-handed making synthetic milk.”
5 RO plants seized
KOLKATA: A manager of a restaurant in Dum Dum was arrested on Friday by the Enforcement Branch on Friday following raids where it was found that the eatery was serving stale food. The raid was jointly conducted by officers with South Dum Dum Municipality officials to check several restaurants in Nagerbazar, Dum Dum Road and Jessore Road.
South Dum Dum Municipality ward 9 councillor Surajit Roy Chowdhury said raids were being conducted since Thursday after the civic authorities were tipped off that stale food was being served in some restaurants.
South Dum Dum Municipality chairman Pachu Gopal Roy said: “Strict action will be taken against them within seven days if the eateries do not take preventive measures. We have warned them their trade licence will be cancelled if they don’t follow the safety rules.”