10 quintals destroyed on spot, milkmen asked to use food grade containers
SRINAGAR: The Food Safety Department today conducted a drive to check quality of milk being supplied to consumers of district Srinagar.
On the directions of Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration Shakeel-ul- Rehman, 80 samples were lifted for analytical purpose and 10 quintals of adulterated milk tested by virtue of mobile food testing van was destroyed on spot during the drive.
Further the containers found unfit for use were also destroyed and the milk men who bring fresh milk to Srinagar city were directed to maintain a high standard of hygiene.
They were directed to ferry pure milk in food grade containers otherwise stern action under the relevant provisions of law shall be initiated against them.
Meanwhile, the milkmen were directed to register themselves under the Food Safety & Standards Act immediately to streamline the process of supply of fresh milk.
In case of any complaints, the consumers were asked to file the same on Phone number 0194-2495191.