Nothing wrong with atta samples called into question: Zulfkar

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JAMMU: The Government Saturday informed the House that the flour samples lifted by the Public Health Laboratory, Jammu for testing, in response to a video clip doing rounds on the social media, conform to the standards as per the Food Product Standards and Food Additives Regulations 2011.

Making a statement in the House in this regard, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said that following the surfacing of the video clip, a joint team of officers of Legal Metrology and Drug & Food Control Organization conducted extensive market survey and lifted samples of Atta along with other samples.

Giving details of the samples lifted, the Minister said one sample of P-Mark Atta was lifted from the house of a consumer on complaint basis, two samples of P-Mark Atta were lifted from manufacturer’s premises at Bari Brahmana, one sample was lifted from a shop at Wazarat Road Jammu, and two samples of Atta, one of Aashirwad Brand and other of P-Mark brand, were lifted from Big Bazaar.

He said all the six samples were sent to Public Health Laboratory, Jammu by Food & Drug Control Organization for analysis. “After analysis and testing of the sample a report was furnished which clarified that the Atta samples confirm to the standards as per the Food Product Standards and food Additives Regulations 2011,” he said.

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