Oct 6, 2017

Adulteration of food: Three dists named as sensitive

Jaipur: Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur have been identified as sensitive areas in terms of sale of adulterated food. The health authorities will conduct strict surveillance in the three districts for preventing sale of adulteration food ahead of Diwali.
In an order issued by the health department, health director Dr VK Mathur mentioned that the three districts need more intense monitoring for preventing sale of adulterated food such as mawa and other milk products.
Besides, this Diwali, the health authorities will take help of the police to intercept vehicles coming towards Jaipur suspected to be carrying adulterated mawa, milk and other food items.
Health department issued directions to food safety authorities and officers to ensure strict surveillance on roads and highways.
During festive season, the city witnesses increased demand of mawa and other milk products. Since, the city has limited supply of such milk items, the traders bring it from nearby areas of the city. But, it is suspected that adulterated mawa and other food products also been supplied to the city to meet the increased demand. Aiming to check influx of adulterated milk products to the city, the health department has directed its officials in the city to conduct strict surveillance of such vehicles coming to city.
In an order issued by health department, Dr Mathur mentioned that the officials take help of the police to intercept such vehicles.
The health department has launched a campaign against adulterated food which will continue till October 18.
Besides, focus will also be on cleanliness of sweet shops, restaurants and also on the employees working in such shops and hotels. Health department's officials will inspect sweet shops and restaurants for cleanliness. The officials ask owners for maintaining basic hygiene practices in sweet shops and restaurants.
Every year, health department launch a campaign against adulterated food. Under the campaign, the health authorities collected samples of food items and send it for test in government-run laboratories. If samples fail quality test, they present the case before local court against the accused trader.

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