Food safety authority bans health supplement Grorich

Srinagar: Food Safety and Standard Authority of Jammu and Kashmir has banned the health supplement Grorich. In exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of subsection (2) of section 30 of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, the authority banned the manufacturing, storage, distribution of the product with immediate effect. A sample of the product […]

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, […]

People destroy rotten food supplied to Anganwari

People destroy rotten food supplied to Anganwari

Srinagar: The Child Development Project Office (CDPO) Srinagar, which looks after 422 Anganwari centres, supplied rotten food to a Mehjoor Nagar based Anganwari Centre on Saturday. Locals, after inspecting the supplies that included pulses, semolina and oat porridge, destroyed it in front of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) officials. This at a time when […]

Food safety officers conduct surprise checks of Sonawari markets

Food safety officers conduct surprise checks of Sonawari markets

SUMBAL: To check the quality of foods, milk and juices being prepared, sold and served under unhygienic conditions, a team of food officers conducted a special drive in Sonawari area of Bandipora district. A team of food safety officers led bu Yameen Ul Nabi, designated officer food safety drug & control organisation Bandipora on Saturday […]

Court gives health secretary additional charge of food safety

Court gives health secretary additional charge of food safety

Srinagar: With the government failing to fill the post of commissioner, food safety, the High Court on Monday intervened by giving additional charge to secretary health and medical education. Hearing a suo-motu Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey asked why the government is lagging […]

Discarded newspapers continue to be a health hazard

Discarded newspapers continue to be a health hazard

By Sumiya Shah Srinagar: Violating the advisory from the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), street vendors are continuing the usage of newspapers for wrapping the food items in the Valley. On December 10, FSSAI had issued an advisory in which they have stated to ban the use of newspapers for wrapping and […]

SC modifies HC order on food adulteration

SC modifies HC order on food adulteration

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified a Jammu and Kashmir High Court order and asked a state traders’ body to give an undertaking that if the food items supplied by them are found to be adulterated, then the authorities will take action as per law instead of sealing their units. The Jammu and […]