JAMMU, Apr 25: Food Safety wing of Drug and Food Control Organization today challaned eight food business operators for violation of Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) 2006.
A team of food safety officers of Municipal limit Jammu led by Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety, conducted inspections of various food establishments at Shiv Market and Rail Head Complex Jammu. During the drive, 16 food establishments including dhabas, dry fruit outlets, hotels, restaurants etc were inspected and out of these eight food business operators were challaned under Section 56 and 58 of FSSA 2006 and Rules and regulations of 2011 as they were manufacturing and storing food under insanitary and unhygienic conditions.
Among those challaned were Lakshmi Vaishno Dhaba, New Gupta Dry Fruit, New Kashmir Dry Fruit, Jai Durga Dry Fruit, Shubam General Store, Sharma Vaishno Dhaba, New Rimzim Vaishno Bhojanalya and New Jagdambay Vaishno Dhaba located at Shiv market, Jammu.
Later, the team organized an awareness program-cum workshop for food handlers of hoteliers at a hotel in Rail Head Complex. A large number of food handlers participated in the workshop. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Parvesh Kumar briefed the food handlers in detail various rules and laws of FSSA 2006. He instructed the hoteliers and their food handlers to maintain hygiene and sanitary conditions as per Schedule 4 of FSSA 2006.
Food Safety Officers, Ajay Khajuria, Hans Raj Andotra, Daleep Singh and Sabha Rasool also gave various suggestions to the food handlers to maintain hygiene in their food business units and provide fresh and quality food to their customers.