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Fine of Rs 55,000 imposed on sweet shops in Jammu with unsanitary conditions

Last Updated on November 1, 2021 at 5:39 pm

Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) along with Food Safety Department has started a drive to check milk and other milk products in the city ahead of Diwali.

The drive under supervision of Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Parvesh Kumar, Dr. Sanjogita Soodan, Health Officer and Dr. Sushil Sharma, Municipal Veterinary Officer to check the quality of  food and edible products like milk and milk products, sweets, khoya, meat, chicken, fruits and vegetables was conducted in view of the ongoing festive season to ensure safe and hygienic food and other edible products are  being served to the consumers.

During the drive different establishments dealing with food and edible products were asked to pay special attention towards hygiene while preparing edible items  as any kind of negligence with regard to the same shall not be tolerated and violators shall be challaned.

“During drive  various area of Jammu city are covered including Panjtirthi, Pacca Danga, Parade, Jewel and 30 samples of  milk and milk products, sweets and other edible products are lifted for further analysis as per food safety standards and  also fine to the  tune of Rs 55,000 was imposed on the defaulters for creating unhygienic and insanitary conditions in their shops and establishments” said an official of JMC.

The Commissioner, JMC appealed to the general public to approach the concerned quarters in case they observe any kind of food adulteration in their respective areas so that the violators can be dealt with strictly and under relevant provisions of law.