Thursday, October 24, 2019

Surprise inspections of food vending stalls; 232 samples collected for testing

Port Blair, Oct. 9: The officials of Food Safety Department were carried out surprise inspection of temporary food stalls, hawkers selling food articles nearby various pooja pandals in and around the city from 05th Oct, 2019 onwards. In this regard, previously an advisory was also issued to all such food business operators to strictly adhere to rules with good sanitary and hygiene practices. Despite, during inspection, food business operators were found violating provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations. Actions as deemed fit under FSS Act, 2006 are being initiated against repetitive offenders including imposition of penalties.
A special drive has also been launched to ascertain the quality of sweets, savories and milk based sweets. Bake houses and sweet stalls are being inspected and so far 232 Nos. of samples have been collected for testing.

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