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Market inspection drive conducted in Jammu

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JAMMU: On the directions of Commissioner, JMC, Rahul Yadav, a joint team of Jammu Municipal Corporation and Doctors deputed by Sheep Husbandry Department conducted various surprise Meat inspection drives on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha in different areas of Jammu City, an official spokesman said.

The inspection conducted with the active involvement of Dr. Ramandeep Singh and Dr. Jiwan Lal along with Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Divya Sharma was aimed to ensure the sale of wholesome, good quality meat and meat byproducts to the consumers.

The surprise drives were conducted in Talab Tillo, Bohri, Muthi, Bantalab, Paloura, Janipur, Ambphalla, CPO chowk, Narwal, Gandhi Nagar, Gangyal, Satwari, Talab Khatikan & Shahidi Chowk etc.

During the drives, various meat shops, chicken shops and fishmongers were inspected and about 25 Kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed off scientifically. Also a fine to the tune of Rs. 10,000/- was imposed to the meat sellers for selling unstamped, unhygienic & substandard meat.

Meat & chicken shop vendors were also instructed to keep separate bins to collect the daily waste generated on account of refused/inedible meat & chicken parts for further proper disposal through JMC vehicles.

MVO, JMC, Dr. Divya Sharma also sensitize all the shopkeepers/ Vendors 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.  Also, dustbins were distributed among various meat/chicken shop owners for proper waste collection.

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