SRINAGAR: An awareness program under the ‘Eat Right’ campaign was today held with the milk vendors of District Srinagar in collaboration with Sheergojri Welfare Forum at Hotel Lalarukh.
The vendors were sensitized regarding supply of pure and wholesome milk to the consumers of Srinagar city. They were directed to have a written agreement with their milk suppliers so that in the event of their milk found not of standard quality the supplier is made responsible before the competent court.
They were further directed to use only Food grade containers for processing and storage of milk and discard immediately all non-food grade utensils particularly those made of non-food grade plastic material.
They were also sensitized regarding the hygienic requirements of the Food Safety and Standards Act and were directed to follow all these rules and regulations. Those vendors who have not obtained license/registration certificates under FSS Act were directed to do so within two days.
The office bearers of Sheergojri Welfare Forum assured their full support in ensuring safe and wholesome milk to the consumers and appreciated the role of the department in organizing this awareness program.