19% meals samples discovered substandard
Chandigarh, October 22
The meals security wing of the Punjab Well being and Household Welfare Division has taken 5,297 samples of meals objects up to now seven months, of which 1,006 (19 per cent) had been discovered to be substandard and 74 unsafe/failed the meals requirements.
Well being Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra stated strict motion can be taken in opposition to the culprits.
Jouramajra stated the meals security wing of the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) was main an consciousness marketing campaign to supply high quality meals objects to the folks of the state. The Division of Meals Security was additionally dedicated to offering protected and wholesome meals to folks beneath its slogan “If it’s not protected, then it’s not meals”.
He stated holding the festive season in thoughts, the meals security wing has launched a particular marketing campaign to test the adulteration of silver leaf (vark) used on sweets, beneath which 164 samples of sweets, together with silver foil, have been taken throughout the state.
The samples have been despatched to Kharar lab to test their purity and authorized motion can be initiated beneath the Meals Security and Requirements Act in opposition to the failed samples, Jouramajra stated.
This festive season, the meals security wing was additionally proactively proscribing the sale of stale/rotten dry fruits, which had been usually packed and shoppers had been unable to test their high quality whereas buying, the minister added.
2-quintal ‘barfi’ destroyed
Muktsar: A staff of the Well being Division on Saturday destroyed two quintals of spurious ‘barfi’ at completely different retailers within the district. The staff inspected numerous retailers and in addition took samples of different sweets. TNS