JAMMU, Oct 18: Food Safety wing of Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), Jammu celebrated “World Food Day” in Jammu by organizing awareness programmes for food business operators and common masses at Bahu Plaza and Railway Station, Jammu.
The programmes were organized by Dr Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Jammu along with Food Safety Officers (FSOs) under the theme “Healthy Diet for a #ZeroHunger World”.
A large number of Restaurant workers, Dhabawallas, Dry Fruit shopkeepers and Rehriwallas and their customers attended the programmes during which Dr Parvesh explained them the importance of eating healthy food. He said ‘Zero Hunger’ does not merely means sufficient food but also nutritious and healthy food for everyone. The audience was advised not to waste the food and throw it in dust bins rather distribute the same among the poor and needy people who cannot afford to eat before sleep.
Further, the team displayed the regional Jammu Thali to the participants. Dr Parvesh Kumar informed them that eating healthy means consuming local, seasonal, fresh, regional and traditional food that contains all nutrients in right proportion which is appropriate for climate, culture and people of that place.
Team of Food Safety Officers, Daleep Singh, Hans Raj Andotra, Ajay Khajuria and Pervaiz Ahmed also provided information regarding Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 and not to use polythene bags for carrying food and make Jammu city as a polythene free city.