Dulloo for eliminating food adulteration menace

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JAMMU: A cultural event was on Wednesday organized at Government Women’s College Gandhi Nagar on the theme of ‘Eat Right India’ in connection with the Swasth Bharat Yatra.

The Swasth Bharat Yatra which started from Leh has been organized by Commissionerate Food Safety in collaboration with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and food safety wing of Municipal Corporation Jammu.

Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo was the chief Guest.

Commissioner Food Safety, Abdul Kabir Dar, Mayor JMC, Chander Mohan Gupta and Controller Drug and Food Control Organization Lotika Khajuria were also present.

In his address, Atul Dulloo said that the need of the hour is to create awareness about healthy food habits among people, particularly youth to avoid non-communicable diseases. He said that the purpose of the Yatra is to create awareness among the people regarding Food Safety Act. Message of Yatra ‘eat right, eat healthy, eat fortified’ should be conveyed across every nook and corner of the state as well as country, he added.

He emphasized that food safety has now emerged a national concern, making it imperative to follow the advice of experts and also disseminate the message across the villages. He stressed that for healthy lifestyle food business should be properly registered under norms to eliminate menace of food adulteration.

The Principal Secretary said that lifestyle has changed rapidly owing to the economic affluence of people, with the result “we have to change our eating habits for healthy living.”