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Food safety raid: 650 cases registered; Penalty worth Rs 65 lakh imposed.

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 3 2019 8:49PM
Food safety raid: 650 cases registered; Penalty worth Rs 65 lakh imposed.
Chandigarh, Mar.3 (HS): The food safety wing of health department kept the guard on against unscrupulous food business operators even after the festival season was over . Under mission Tandurust Punjab, the commisionerate of food and drug administration Punjab conducted 3000 inspections of food items in last three months. Under this operation the department instituted 650 cases and reffered to the competent court against those indulging in food adulteration. In few cases where the food items were found to be unsafe legal formalities were sent to the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate. In the months from November to end of January, fine imposed against 600 odd food business operators amounts to Rs 65 lacs. Meanwhile, 270 awareness camps were also organised to make the people aware about the issues related to adulteration of food. In addition, 2 food safety vans of the department undertook 2400 samples of food items at the level of consumers. 2700 kgs of milk and milk products, 315 kg of sub-standard fruits were seized. K.S. Pannu, Commissioner Food and drug administration and Mission Director, warned of stricter action against those still indulging in selling of sub-standard food items. Hindusthan Samachar/Narinder/Pramod\
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