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 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 […]

Devices to record sales at ration shops not there even after 2 yrs

Devices to record sales at ration shops not there even after 2 yrs

SRINAGAR: It is two years now that point-of-sale (POS) devices, made mandatory under the Food Security Act, have not been installed in the government’s food ration shops. Director of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kashmir Division, Nisar Ahmad Wani told Kashmir Reader that POS devices which would link consumers to a computer database are […]

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, […]

Vendors asked not to pack food in newspapers

Srinagar: Street vendors, butchers and other roadside food kiosk owners have been asked not to use newspapers for wrapping, packing and serving food as doing so is a safety hazard. According to a statement of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety & Standards Srinagar, action shall be initiated against such street vendors and butchers who wrap food […]