Special drive conducted in Srinagar to check quality of milk, fruits and vegetables

Srinagar, Nov 11 (KNS): A special drive was on Thursday carried out to check the quality of milk and milk products, fruits and vegetable in Srinagar.

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that on the directions of the District Development Commissioner Srinagar, a special drive to check the quality of milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables was conducted by the team of food safety officers under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar.   

The statement reads that mobile food testing van was utilized for on spot testing of milk and during the drive utensils used to ferry milk were also checked and those found unfit for use were destroyed.  

"21 legal samples of the milk were lifted for analytical purpose and around 3 quintals of substandard milk were destroyed on the spot. In addition, huge quantity of rotten fruits and vegetables were also destroyed," it reads.  

It reads that the complaints against 20 food business operators who were found violating sanitary and hygienic requirements under Food Safety & Standards Act were prepared for presentation before competent court. 

Meanwhile, commissioner Food and Drugs administration has directed the enforcement officers to keep vigil on the quality of food articles and take stern action against violators. 

He also informed that any complaint with regard to quality of food and drugs can be filed on toll free number 104. (KNS)

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