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Eid-ul-Fitr: Joint team of JMC, SHD conduct inspection of Mutton, Chicken Shops in Jammu City

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JAMMU: Joint team of JMC and Sheep Husbandry Department Thursday conducted surprise inspection of Mutton and Poultry Shops here in different parts of Jammu city to ensure availability of wholesome, good quality mutton and mutton byproducts to the consumers on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Corporation stated that on the directions of Commissioner, JMC, Rahul Yadav, a joint team of Jammu Municipal Corporation and Doctors deputed by Sheep Husbandry Department, under the supervision of Municipal Veterinary Officer Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma, conducted a surprise inspection drive on the eve of Eid-ul-Fiter 2023 in different areas of Jammu City to ensure the sale of wholesome, good quality mutton and its byproducts to the consumers. The surprise drive was conducted in Talab Tillo, Bohri, Muthi, Bantalab, Paloura, Janipur, Amphalla, CPO Chowk, Narwal, Gandhi Nagar, Gangyal, Satwari etc.

During the drive, mutton shops, chicken shops & fishmongers were inspected and about 20 Kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed of properly. A fine to the tune of Rs 21,500 was recovered from the mutton sellers for selling unstamped, unhygienic & substandard stuff.

Notices have also been served to the mutton shop owners to install the black colour glasses in front of their shops and restrain the open display of mutton/ chicken. The owners were also instructed to keep separate bins to collect the daily waste generated on account of refused/inedible mutton & chicken parts for further proper disposal through JMC vehicles.

Municipal Veterinary Officer, Jammu Municipal Corporation also sensitize all the shopkeepers dealing with meat/chicken products to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and adhere with the various provisions of Food Safety Act, 2006, Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 and other directions & guidelines issued by the JMC from time to time so that good quality hygienic meat shall reach to the consumers.

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