Food manufacturing unit sealed for unsanitary conditions

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 29: For unsanitary conditions, a food manufacturing unit at industrial estate Khounmoh was sealed by a team of Food Safety Officers in the Department of Drugs & Food Control Organization.
The unit, namely BOSS Chips Pvt Ltd, which manufactures Jam, Pickle, Honey and Juice, was operating in total unsanitary conditions. The fruit pulp in huge quantity was stored in unclean plastic drums and the same had developed rancid smell. The juice bottles were stored without inscribing on them the mandatory label declaration. Expired honey bottles were brought back from market and there was every apprehension of their contents being mixed with fresh stock. Further, the unit was being run without having requisite license under FSS Act.
The inspecting team, headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, Srinagar, also lifted samples of food products for analytical purpose and issued prohibited order on the spot besides sealing the unit.
The team of Food Safety Officer also inspected various other food manufacturing units at industrial estate Khounmoh and lifted nine more samples of various food commodities from other units for analytical purpose.