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Date :11/1/2021
Press Release on 1st November 2021
JMC and Food Safety Deptt. launch joint drive to check edible products

As per directions of Commissioner, JMC, a joint drive by Jammu Municipal Corporation and Food Safety Department under overall supervision of Asstt. Commissioner, Food Safety Deptt. Mr. Parvesh Kumar, Dr. Sanjogita Soodan, Health Officer and Dr. Sushil Sharma, Municipal Veterinary Officer to check the quality of food and edible products like milk and milk products, sweets, khoya, meat, chicken, fruits and vegetables etc. was conducted in view of the ongoing festive season to ensure safe and hygienic food and other edible products are being served to the consumers. During the drive different establishments dealing with food and edible products were asked to pay special attention towards hygiene while preparing edible items as any kind of negligence with regard to the same shall not be tolerated and violators shall be challaned. During drive various area of Jammu city are covered viz . Panjtirthi, Pacca Danga, Parade, Jewel etc. 30 samples of milk and milk products, sweets and other edible products are lifted for further analysis as per food safety standards and also fine/ penalties to the tune of Rs 55,000/- were imposed on the defaulters for creating unhygienic and insanitary conditions in their shops and establishments. The Commissioner, JMC appealed to the general public to approach the concerned quarters in case they observe any kind of food adulteration in their respective areas so that the violators can be dealt with strictly and under relevant provisions of law.