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Now have fortified milk with vitamin A and D in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on January 1, 2022 at 5:10 pm

As part of initiative of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to address the issue of malnutrition and other health related issues among the people, 3 milk processing units including M/s Zum Zum Milk Products, M/s Haleeb  Milk Products and M/s Insha Dairy  Limited, operating from IGC, Lassipora Pulwama have initiated the process for fortification of milk with vitamin A and D, with the assistance of FSSAI and Food and Drugs Administration, J&K.

In this regard, FDA in collaboration with FSSAI had conducted a 3 day awareness cum training programme for Food Business Operators engaged in processing and manufacturing of milk and milk products in Srinagar with regard to food fortification.

Executive Director, FSSAI and Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration held a series of interactive sessions on food fortification with various stakeholders including on ground officers and officials of Food and Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Social Welfare, School Education and Health Departments besides Food Business Operators engaged in manufacturing/processing of milk and milk products, rice and wheat flour.

An onsite training programme was also organized at Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producer’s Co-operative Limited (JKMPLC) located at Chashm-e-Shahi, Srinagar, in collaboration with PATH, an NGO associated with FSSAI for awareness and training of Food Business Operators on food fortification.