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Srinagar Admin conducts inspection of City markets

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Checks quality of ready to eat food items

SRINAGAR: On the directions  of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the team of Food Safety Department Saturday conducted a special drive in various markets of Srinagar City to check the quality and prices of the food item.

A team of Officers headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Designated Officer under FSSA Srinagar, Yameen ul Nabi carried out a surprise market checking in Nowpora, Khyam Chowk and other adjoining areas of the City to check the quality of ready to eat food items being sold in the area.

The team of Food Safety lifted various samples of ready to eat food items from Food Business Units operating in Khyam Chowk and other areas. The samples were sent for analytical purposes to the laboratory.

The Team also conducted market checking in the Chanapora area and inspected several Bakery and other Food Business Units in the area.

During the inspection several Food Business Operators were compounded for violating various provisions under section 56 of FSS Act.

On the occasion, the Market Checking Team warned the erring Food Business Operators not to indulge in violations of Food Safety Regulations and insanitary conditions which are against public health failing which a hefty compound will be imposed upon them in future, which can even lead to closure of facility.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar has asked the Food Safety Department and other Market Checking teams to continue the drive to ensure all essential commodities are sold at Government approved rates as per the Food Safety Standards and Quality.

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