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 […]

Six weeks for filling Food Safety commissioner post: Court

Six weeks for filling Food Safety commissioner post: Court

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed the Finance department to clear the proposal for the post of Food Safety commissioner within a week and stipulated that the selection process should be done within six weeks. Though the charge of commissioner, Food Safety, is held by Pawan Kotwal (commissioner secretary, Health and […]

Food safety authority bans health supplement Grorich

Srinagar: Food Safety and Standard Authority of Jammu and Kashmir has banned the health supplement Grorich. In exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of subsection (2) of section 30 of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, the authority banned the manufacturing, storage, distribution of the product with immediate effect. A sample of the product […]

Food testing sans crucial laboratory

Food testing sans crucial laboratory

SRINAGAR: Drug and Food Testing laboratory in Srinagar is yet to install inductively coupled plasma mass spectrophotometer (ICP-MS) despite assuring the court that it would be installed within two to three days from the date of hearing of a case related to it. The officers had on July 29 deposed before the court that the […]

HC directs govt to appoint food safety commissioner

HC directs govt to appoint food safety commissioner

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir high court on Monday directed the state government to fill up the post of commissioner food safety on priority and give accreditation to food safety laboratories in the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Though the charge of commissioner food safety is held by Pawan Kotwal (commissioner secretary Health and […]