No check on vendors selling ‘unhygienic’ food in Srinagar

No check on vendors selling ‘unhygienic’ food in Srinagar

Fahim Matoo SRINAGAR: A video showing adulterated food being openly sold in Srinagar went viral on Facebook. In the video, a customer was seen showing a packet of parathas which was unfit for consumption. That video raised alarm among netizens who commented how the lack of checks on street food was endangering the lives of […]

Food safety norms violated in J&K, government admits in HC

Food safety norms violated in J&K, government admits in HC

srinagar: A compliance report has been filed by the state government before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court stating that 1,457 food articles have been tested from April1 to 30 November, 2017. In Jammu division, 1,221 samples have been collected and tested. Of these, 138 samples were found to be in contravention of the Food […]

Lab not yet set up to test food served to VVIPs at official functions

Lab not yet set up to test food served to VVIPs at official functions

Srinagar: The official protocol to test the food served at government functions and public events to the incumbent President, Prime Minister, Governor, Chief Minister and Union Ministers, is not being followed in Jammu and Kashmir because the Health and Medical Education Department has failed to set up a Microbiology Lab to test food poisoning and […]

Unforgivable Negligence

Unforgivable Negligence

The Food Safety Department has let off hundreds of food business operators even though their products were found to be highly adulterated and in violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA). Furthermore , the food wing of the Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) has failed to confiscate unsafe and substandard food items […]

Selling adulterated food? Pay small fine and carry on

Selling adulterated food? Pay small fine and carry on

Srinagar: The Food Safety Department has let off hundreds of food business operators even though their products were found to be highly adulterated and in violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA). Official sources told Kashmir Reader that the food wing of the Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) has failed to confiscate […]

DFCO’s food testing vans grounded for lack of staff

DFCO’s food testing vans grounded for lack of staff

Srinagar: The much-hyped mobile food testing labs procured by Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) last year have been grounded in Kashmir for lack of staff. The food safety wing of the organisation has deputed only a driver to look after four mobile testing vans acquired to test food items on spot during market checking, […]

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