D&FCO intensifies market checking on eve of Eid-ul Adha
SRINAGAR: In view of the ensuing Eid ul Adha, the Food Safety wing of the Drugs and Food Control Organization (D&FCO) has intensified market checking to prevent profiteering, black marketing, sale of meat, poultry and sacrificial animals in contravention of prices fixed by the government.
Today, the inspections were carried out at Bemina, HMT, Zainakote, Qamarwari and adjoining areas. During the drive, many food manufacturing units were inspected and improvement notices are being issued to five among them. Some bakery, confectionary and mutton products processed under unhygienic conditions worth approximately Rs 20,000/- were destroyed on the spot.
The date of manufacture, use-by date, ingredients, nutritional information, and temperature-controlled system in the display panels were also checked. Food Business operators especially Bakers, Chicken sellers, and Butchers were directed to maintain a high level of hygiene within their premises otherwise action under relevant provisions of the Food Safety & Standards Act shall be initiated against them. The drive shall continue during the days to come.