FSO to hold sensitisation campaign for street vendors: Commissioner

Commissioner Food Safety Abdul Kabir Dar on Wednesday held a special meeting to chalk out strategy for sensitising street vendors about food safety and hygiene.
FSO to hold sensitisation campaign for street vendors: Commissioner
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Commissioner Food Safety Abdul Kabir Dar on Wednesday held a special meeting to chalk out strategy for sensitising street vendors about food safety and hygiene. 

According to a statement, in order to sensitise street food vendors with regard to health, hygiene, food handling, food safety, personal hygiene, cart hygiene, cleaning and chemicals, pest control, garbage disposal and entrepreneurship, a meeting was chaired by Commissioner, Food Safety, Abdul Kabir Dar, in which among other officers, Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nestle India Harvinder Singh Ranhotra, also participated.

"Realising the fact that street food vendors are not only a source of traditional food but have also bearing on the tourism sector of thesState, besides it is an important source of employment for a large number of urban, poor, unemployed, skilled/semi-skilled population with small financial inputs, knowledge and practice," reads the statement. 

It was decided that a special drive of training and sensitization of 500 street food vendors will be undertaken on 11/12th of October, 2018 both at Srinagar and Jammu. 

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