Six weeks for filling Food Safety commissioner post: Court

Six weeks for filling Food Safety commissioner post: Court

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed the Finance department to clear the proposal for the post of Food Safety commissioner within a week and stipulated that the selection process should be done within six weeks. Though the charge of commissioner, Food Safety, is held by Pawan Kotwal (commissioner secretary, Health and […]

Food testing sans crucial laboratory

Food testing sans crucial laboratory

SRINAGAR: Drug and Food Testing laboratory in Srinagar is yet to install inductively coupled plasma mass spectrophotometer (ICP-MS) despite assuring the court that it would be installed within two to three days from the date of hearing of a case related to it. The officers had on July 29 deposed before the court that the […]

HC directs govt to appoint food safety commissioner

HC directs govt to appoint food safety commissioner

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir high court on Monday directed the state government to fill up the post of commissioner food safety on priority and give accreditation to food safety laboratories in the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Though the charge of commissioner food safety is held by Pawan Kotwal (commissioner secretary Health and […]

Seminary students admitted to hospital after food poisoning

Seminary students admitted to hospital after food poisoning

Pinjora (Shopian): Some 42 students of an Islamic seminary were admitted to a hospital in Shopian after complaining of food poisoning. The students are said to have consumed Tahri, – yellow rice prepared traditionally for distributing among people – brought to the seminary by a local resident. After the students complained of dizziness and diarrhoea, […]

HC orders equipping of food testing labs

HC orders equipping of food testing labs

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed government to fully equip food testing laboratories and provide manpower to mobile testing vans in the state. Hearing a suo-moto Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food […]

The Big Business of Genetically Modified Food

The Big Business of Genetically Modified Food

By Mudasir Sheikh Each day, about 7.5 billion people work hard towards earning their livelihoods. Humans need food for survival. While some are able to have their meals easily; some are confronted with hardship; others have nothing to feed themselves and their families. Regarding food and agriculture, humanity is mainly face with two problems first […]

Govt given ‘last opportunity’ to make food testing labs functional

Govt given ‘last opportunity’ to make food testing labs functional

Jammu: The J&K high court has granted government the “last opportunity” to make the two food testing laboratories functional at Srinagar and Jammu. A division bench of Justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed chairman Service Selection Board to appear in person before it if the selection of technical manpower for the […]