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 […]

JK bags appreciation certificate on ‘World Food Safety Day’

JK bags appreciation certificate on ‘World Food Safety Day’

NEW DELHI: Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Vinod Sharma on the occasion of 1st ever ‘World Food Safety Day’ received the ‘Certificate of Achievement’ on behalf of the state government from Union Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan. The Certificate of Achievement was awarded for catching up JK State in Food Safety Index. […]

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 […]

Food Safety warns against two packaged water brands

Food Safety warns against two packaged water brands

Srinagar: The Food Safety Commissioner, J&K has warned people to desist from using or selling packaged water of two brands, which it said have been found unsafe for consumption. A notification issued by Food safety Commissioner, J&K Dr Abdul Kabir Dar said that certain samples of Aqua Nice packaged drinking water and McDowell’s No.1 Platinum […]

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 […]

Food Safety officials fine traders for substandard items

Food Safety officials fine traders for substandard items

SRINAGAR: The Food Safety Department officials have found dozens of food outlets selling substandard and unhygienic food in Kashmir markets thereby seriously violating Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA). According to officials, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Kuldeep Krishen Sidha, who is also the adjudicating officer for the city on Monday imposed fine of Rs 2.65 […]

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 […]

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