SRINAGAR: A team of Food Safety Officers raided the premises of a dealer who was involved in possible relabeling of damaged or expired edible oil in Srinagar.
During the spot inspection, an official statement said that the the party of defaulters were emptying damaged and expired five litre packs of edible mustard oil (Vinakya Brand) and illegally filling into non-food grade drums and barrels otherwise used for fungicides and insecticides for possible relabeling or resale.
1500 litres was seized from the premises and 2500 litres was recovered from a nearby godown. Samples of same were also lifted for laboratory analysis.
Meanwhile, taking cognizance of apprehensions of using synthetic food colour, this week, food safety officials conducted rigorous inspections and market checking in food markets of various parts of Srinagar district, during which one quintal Wazwaan prepared with synthetic food colours and 200 litre of spoilt milk were destroyed and also, ten samples were lifted during the drive.
Food business operators have been warned to desist from the malpractice or stern action under FSS Act shall be initiated against them.