Punjab

MISSION TANDRUST: HEALTH DEPTT. TEAM INSPECTED SWEET SHOPS IN ZIRAKPUR TOOK SAMPLES

August 03, 2020 01:52 PM
District Health Officer Dr. Subhash Kumar and Food Safety Officer Rajdseep Kaur inspecting the food items in Zirakpur on Monday

Zirakpur (Face2News)

To ensure the supply of clean, hygienic and quality items to the people, the Food Safety Team of the Health Department visited the sweet shops in Zirakpur and inspected the food items and tooke samples of sweets and cheese.District Health Officer Dr. Subhash Kumar said that the team also inspected the items being sold on the roadside fences.

The shopkeepers and hawkers were also apprised of the guidelines issued by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19. He was informed that it was mandatory to cover the face with masks, cloths, handkerchiefs etc. and violators of this rule would be fined. The shopkeepers were also briefed on the Food Safety Standards and Regulations Act. The shopkeepers were asked to register under the said Act and at the same time they were directed to sell pure, unadulterated and nutritious items.

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Subhash Sharma said that his team checked the durability and quality of the items and at the same time apprised the shopkeepers about the precautions to be taken for the safety and handling of food items. He admonished the shopkeepers that strict action would be taken against those selling adulterated items and the license of the shop could also be revoked. The team also inspected the kitchens of some sweet shops and instructed the shopkeepers to ensure cleanliness.

The shopkeepers and hawkers were also apprised of the guidelines issued by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19. He was informed that it was mandatory to cover the face with masks, cloths, handkerchiefs etc. and violators of this rule would be fined. The shopkeepers were also briefed on the Food Safety Standards and Regulations Act. The shopkeepers were asked to register under the said Act and at the same time they were directed to sell pure, unadulterated and nutritious items.

Mobile food safety van took samples of food items from various shops.The shopkeepers were also asked to pay special attention to cleanliness. He said that checking was not meant to harass anyone but to ensure that clean and quality food was made available to the people. He also appealed to the people not to compromise on the quality of food items. The team also included Food Safety Officer Rajdeep Kaur. 

 
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