Despite ban toxic chemicals used to ripen fruits in Kashmir

Despite ban toxic chemicals used to ripen fruits in Kashmir

Srinagar: Fruit traders are using toxic chemicals rampantly to artificially ripen fruits in the state despite ban on their use. According to sources, the Food wing of Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) recently found hundreds of pouches containing ethylene powder stuffed into hundreds of fruit boxes in Srinagar markets. Limited use of ethylene powder […]

On growing consumption of processed food, experts warn of health hazards

On growing consumption of processed food, experts warn of health hazards

Srinagar: Increasing sales reflect the growing consumption of packaged and processed food in Kashmir, but experts warn that it has harmful impacts. “Processed food contains extra salt, fat, oil and different kinds of preservatives to keep it fresh artificially, substances that are harmful for the human body,” says Dr Muhammad Salim Khan, a public health […]

‘Fun Fine Puff’ snack declared unsafe,

‘Fun Fine Puff’ snack declared unsafe,

SRINAGAR: Food Safety Department has declared a snack named ‘Fun Fine Puff’ Brand Name “Parul Fun Fine Puff” “unsafe and misbranded,” under the provisions of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 Rules and Regulation, 2011. The department issued the notice after samples of the snack lifted by it were found unsafe and misbranded in its […]

HC seeks details of posts available at Food Safety dept

HC seeks details of posts available at Food Safety dept

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Wednesday directed Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education (H&ME) to file an affidavit indicating the number of appointments, and vacant posts at the Food Safety Department, besides any in pipeline. The Division Bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Tashi Rabstan passed the direction after noting that it was […]

Staff for Food Labs: HC directs presence of officials to explain non-compliance

Staff for Food Labs: HC directs presence of officials to explain non-compliance

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday sought personal appearance of Commissioner Secretary Health, Commissioner Secretary ARI trainings Department and Food Safety Commissioner before the court for failing to comply with court directions passed on September 19. The court directed for official presence on account of failing to inform court the position regarding the various […]

AHD to set up centres to stop dressed-chicken imports

AHD to set up centres to stop dressed-chicken imports

SRINAGAR: To check the entry of dressed chicken in the state, Animal Husbandry department has decided to set up two dedicated checking centers at Lakhanpur and Lower Munda. The direction to set up these check-posts was passed by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Department Dr Asgar Samoon during a meeting of officers and […]

Food Safety dept seizes 4000 litres of adulterated oil

Food Safety dept seizes 4000 litres of adulterated oil

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) […]

Despite advisory, food items sold in newspaper wrappers

Despite advisory, food items sold in newspaper wrappers

Kaiser Majeed Srinagar: Despite an advisory by the health department asking people to refrain from buying food items wrapped in newspapers, sellers and buyers are unaware of the advisory and of associated health risks. An old man sitting on his small shop in Maharaja Bazar market of Srinagar city selling cheese wrapped in newspapers. He […]

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