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Fighting adulteration - Allahabad - City - NEWS - The Times of In Fighting adulteration - Allahabad - City - NEWS - The Times of In Document Transcript

  • Fighting adulteration Kapil Dixit, TNN 11 August 2009, 09:33pm IST ALLAHABAD: While the health department is making efforts to educate and aware commoners by asking them to apply simple the purity of food and milk products being purchased by them, a series of raids are also underway to put nail on shops selling a products in the city. In fact, a team of five members including three food inspectors and two sanitary supervisors, led by additional chief medical off been constituted which would conduct raids on specific dates between 13 and 18 of every month. Besides, the department has people seeking information and methods to detect adulteration in food products. In the last six months, the health department had undoubtedly conducted over 38 raids at food/milk shops (joints) and sent sam at the Public Analyst Lab, Lucknow and Regional Public Analyst, Varanasi. The starling fact is that the report has set the alarm consumers and the health department after knowing that adulterated food items is available in abundance in the market. Seco contaminated water is posing threat to health of citizens. Recently, the state government had formed a state level FDA (Food & Drug Authority) to check the cases of adulteration but p coordination is must to eradicate the adulteration menace. "Every one should be cautious and alert while purchasing food and milk products and he or she should also be aware of the ho adulteration" said ACMO Dr VK Srivastava. He further added that public awareness is a must to deal with the situation and people should come forward to know simple me adulteration. A team of 12 food inspectors including a chief food inspector are working round-the-clock to detect the cases of a If any one wants to complain against food/milk adulterated product, he or she may contact the office of the district chief medica inspectors would help them to get their grievances sorted out. Apart from this, a team of 15 food inspectors of AMC (Allahabad also doing the same task to check adulteration. However, health department officials have launched a special drive to apprise people about simple measures to detect adulter professional assistance if required. The department has in fact come with a slogan, "prevention is better than cure". The officia to initiate actions under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act (1954) against errant shop owners. "Commoners have generally no idea about adulteration as it has become a common observable fact in the prevailing scenario Dr Pradeep Kumar Sinha and added that adulteration was also being detected in samples of oil, food grains, spices, sugar, pu dairy products during checks. "There is no need to panic as the department is offering simple ways to detect adulteration," he added. More Stories from this section HC upholds DM's entry in character roll Red Ribbon Club formed at UPRTOU Computerisation of accounts office welcomed Progress of development works reviewed
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