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City Admin cracks down on food outlets, restaurants over adulteration

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Snowcap Milk Plant among eight outlets booked for food adulteration, to be prosecuted in court

Srinagar, April 29: Eight food joints were, Monday, put on notice during the inspections initiated by the Srinagar administration against food adulteration with seven of them being taken to the competent court of adjudication for violations of applicable provisions.

A government press communiqué said that the Srinagar administration began its operation against food adulteration, this Monday, and special teams were constituted for inspections of restaurants and food joints at several places.

The inspection of restaurants and food joints was aimed at ascertaining the usage of synthetic food colour and monosodium glutamate in food preparations.

On the first day eight food outlets including Snowcap Milk Plant were put on notice, the communiqué said adding that the owners of the food joints and restaurants were strictly warned against usage of chemicals in their preparations.

The administration assured that the inspections shall continue as a regular affair on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who has taken a serious view of complaints of adulterated food items sold in the markets.

While issuing strict instructions to all food business operators in the district to maintain hygienic conditions, DC Srinagar warned that stringent actions shall be taken against offenders.

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