JAMMU, Sept 7: A Food Safety team of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), J&K challaned 19 food establishments including canteens of six reputed schools in Jammu for violations of Food Safety rules.
To make sure that safe and nutritious food is served in educational institutions, a Food Safety team conducted a surprised inspection of canteens in reputed educational institutions within municipal limits of Jammu under the supervision of Commissioner, FDA, J&K, Vinod Sharma.
The inspection team was headed by Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety, Jammu. During the drive, canteens of six reputed private schools including Kendriya Vidayalaya Bantalab, were challaned for violation of provisions under FSSA-2006.
Besides, school canteens, 13 more food establishments were challaned for violation of norms of Food Safety & Standards Act 2006. Among those challaned were New Billu Di Hatti, Janipur, Honey Chicken Shop, DL Heer, Vaishno Bhojanalaya, Mohan Fish Corner, Kaka Chicken Point, Bombay Pav Bhaji at main chowk Janipur, Hotel Char Chinar Lodge, Hotel Savoy at Shahidi Chowk, Pargal Cheese Corner at Rehari Colony, Sham Sweet Shop, Manoj Fish Shop and Kashmiri Bakery at Subhash Nagar.
They were asked to maintain sanitary and hygienic conditions as per Schedule-4 of FSSA 2006. In order to minimize the cross contamination and food borne diseases, they were asked to maintain infrastructure and storage, processing and washing areas and also use good quality of raw material for cooking.
The team was comprised of Food Safety officers, Daleep Singh, Hans Raj, Hans Raj Andotra and Parvez Ahmed.