Implement Food Safety, Standard Act 2006: Singh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 14: All J&K Movement for Peace and Justice today opposed the demand of some organizations that much delayed Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 be kept in abeyance for five years.
Talking to reporters here today Deep Singh a prominent member of the Movement said that any more delay towards the Act will prove suicidal. The issue is of great concern and the illogical demand of some organizations to keep the much delayed Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 for five years is anti people.
He said in view of large scale unchecked adulteration and the deteriorating condition of eatables such an Act should have been enforced over 15 years back and the people including the members of business fraternity should have openly supported the Act as adulteration has led to many fatal diseases and is going to spell a doom. He sought cooperation of all in demanding the implementation of the Act.
He said that some people are demanding that Act be kept in abeyance for their own interests ignoring the cause of general public. He said earlier the effective campaign of CAPD was also sabotaged which has decided to fix the day today rates of fruits and vegetables in Jammu over three years back.
Singh said the weak laws on adulteration, black marketing and hoarding are posing a threat to human survival and need to be replaced by strong laws immediately.
Others present in the press conference included Kuldeep Kumar Rao, Dr G S Charak, S Gurtaj Singh, S N Saproo, Kalyan Singh Chib, Pankaj Sangral and Pardeep Kumar Bhagat.

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