Jammu: Food and Drug Administration teams have challaned 12 Food Business Outlets during its special drive launched amid the Festival Season to keep check on quality standards of food products across J&K.
During the said drive, surprise inspections were conducted and samples of sweets , Milk & Milk products have been lifted to ensure that all these products are safe to consume and are strictly as per food products standards as mandated under Food Safety & Standards Act 2006.
During the ongoing special drive, 673 inspections have been carried out in all the Districts of the Jammu Division and 452 samples of various food articles generally consumed during the festival season were lifted and sent for testing of quality & Safety parameters to the food testing Laboratory Jammu/Srinagar, reports of the same are awaited.
Some of the manufacturing units/sales outlets were found contravening sanitary parameters as mandated under the Act and Prosecutions against 12 such Food Business operators namely M/S Kwality Sweet Shop, Canal Road Jammu, M/S Mahajan Sweet Shop , Canal Road Jammu M/S Nathu Sweet Shop, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu M/S Bikaner Sweet Shop ChanniHimmatjammu , M/S Hari Om Bikaner Mishtan Bhandar Worksop, Channi, Jammu M/S New Choudhary dairy Products, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu M/S Pargal Cheese Corner, Bus stand, Jammu M/S Pal catering Coorp Nescafe Superspeciality Hospital, Jammu & M/S Sharma Brothers canteen, Superspeciality hospital Jammu , M/s Ram Lal veg Shop Muthi& M/s Shahbaz bakery, Srinagar have been recommended and shall be launched in the competent court of law in due course for further legal proceedings. Moreover 4 challan under section 58 of the FSS Act 2006 have also been recommended against FBOs such as M/S Santosh Singh distributors ,Udhaywala M/S Deepak general Store , Muthi Jammu ,M/s Lawyer Canteen high Court Janipur , M/S Mahinder general Store ,Udhaywala Jammu for not complying with the directions of the Enforcement staff .