FDA organizes awareness camps for food handlers

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 29: As Navratra Festival began today, Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) organized two awareness camps, one at Bawe Wali Mata and another at KC Residency Jammu, for the food handlers and gave them tips on food safety.
The camps were organized on the directions of Vinod Sharma, Commissioner, Food & Drugs Administration, J&K and under the supervision of Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Jammu.
During the awareness camp at Bawe Wali Mata, a large number of food handlers dealing with various food items participated. They were made aware by the Food Safety Officers regarding sanitation and hygiene. Dr Parvesh asked the food business operators to use good quality raw materials i.e fresh vegetables, milk and its products, edible oils, spices and serve safe and nutritious food to the customers.
He told the food handlers to ensure that they are not suffering from any infectious and contagious diseases. All the food handlers were asked to serve better quality ‘prasad’ to the devotees visiting the temple and to maintain hygiene at all levels.
Food Safety Officers, Daleep Singh, Hans Raj Andotra and Ajay Khajuria shared their experiences with the food handlers especially with the Rehriwalas outside the temple of Mata Bawe Wali. They assured that they should follow all the guidelines, rules and regulations under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.
Moreover, a special drive was conducted in Municipal limit Jammu for checking the adulteration in milk and its products. During the drive, 18 samples and its products were lifted from various parts of the city and the same has been sent to the Food Testing laboratory for detection of adulteration.


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