ADC convenes meeting on Eat Right Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 04(KNS): On the directions of District Development Commissioner Srinagar, a meeting presided over by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr.Syed Hanief Balkhi was convened on Eat Right Srinagar, a Flagship program of Food Safety & Standards Authority of India. 


A detailed presentation was given by Hilal Ahmad Mir Assistant commissioner Food safety regarding the activities that are to be undertaken under this program. 


The officers in the meeting were informed that District Srinagar has been nominated for implementation of Eat Right challenge and funds have also been released for carrying different activities under this challenge. 


The activities include both regulatory as well as awareness to Food Business Operators with the sole motive to ensure safe and wholesome food to consumers. 


The activities that are to be covered include Registration and licensing drive, lifting of enforcement and surveillance samples, Foscoris Inspections, Fostac Training for Food Business operators, special camps for

consumer awareness, Hygiene Rating, Hub Certification, Re-using of cooking oil, training to ASHA workers, ANMS and Anganwadi workers, organizing food safety

awareness programs in Schools and universities etc. 


It was decided in the meeting that every effort shall be made to achieve the maximum targets set out by Food Authority of India. It was unanimously agreed to make the programme a success. Dr. Syed Hanief Balkhi, ADC Srinagar pointed out that if un-adulterated and safe food is made available, the graph of food borne diseases will come down resulting in lowering influx of patients visiting our Hospitals. 


The meeting was also attended by Chief Education officer, District Program Officer, Food Analyst Kashmir and all the Food Safety Officers of District Srinagar.(KNS).

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