SRINAGAR: A ten day long special drive to check the menace of adulteration in milk and milk products has been started by the enforcement wing of the Drugs and Food Control Organisation.
The drive was conducted as part of the state-wide food safety initiative to restrict the use of chemicals and other harmful ingredients in milk products.
During the first day of drive at Shadipora in district Bandipora, seven samples of milk and two samples of cheese were lifted and sent to the Food Testing laboratories for analysis.
A team of DFCO headed by designated officer Yameen-ul-Nabi along with the concerned food safety lifted the samples early in the morning.
The drive is supposed to continue up to 5th of May in various districts of the Kashmir division. Similarly, such drives for other food products are supposed to continue later. “A total of seven samples have been lifted during the first day of drive. The drives will continue at milk vendors and sellers to ensure the availability of unadulterated milk products,” said Yameen adding that similar sampling would be done at eateries, street food vendors and vegetable sellers also.
The milk vendors have been directed to adopt good trading practices failing which strict action as per rules shall be initiated against them.