SMC mulls strict measures for food safety

Samples to be collected on daily basis: Dr Qasba

Srinagar, Jan 10: In a bid to ensure food safety in the summer capital, the Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Dr GN Qasba on Thursday said samples of all food items will be collected on daily basis. 
 Chairing a meeting, Dr Qasba emphasized upon the Health Officer and Food Inspectors to ensure proper and effective implementation of provisions of Food Safety and Standard Act-2006.
 Expressing serious concern over the food safety measures, Dr Qasba instructed the Food Inspectors to ensure lifting of samples every day from the food establishments, units and also from such units where food items are imported from outside the country.
 Dr Qasba said the samples will sent to concerned laboratories for testing. ďOn finding any adulterated food item, the offender shall be accordingly prosecuted under law. The Food Safety officers shall conduct the random check of milk throughout the city on daily basis and all the substandard milk found shall be destroyed on spot,Ē Dr Qasba directed the officers.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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