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Date :6/7/2023
Press Release on 7th June 2023
Jammu Smart City Ltd, organised a workshop for the street food vendors and Meat / Poultry handlers on the eve of World Food Safety Day!

Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers, and consumers. Everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damage to our health. Through the World Food Safety Day, Honourable PM Sh. Narendra Modi ji envisions mainstreaming food safety in the public agenda and reducing the burden of foodborne diseases. World Food Safety Day is celebrated across the globe on 07 June every year. In this context, under the Eat Right Initiatives, Jammu smart city has organised an one day workshop on world food safety Day to generate awareness of food safety among the stakeholders and general public with the year 2023 theme "Food Standards Save Lives". The Workshop on Food Safety with Hygiene and Sanitation for Street Food Vendors and Meat and poultry handlers was organised under the Eat Right Initiatives of Jammu Smart City Ltd (JSCL) which is also among the top 11 smart cities in India in the recently concluded Eat Right Smart City Challenge, a Nationwide campaign by FSSAI. The programme Chief Guest, Honourable Chairman Health & Sanitation, Sh. Arun Khanna, launched the workshop and while addressing the gathering, he said that this is such an important topic for which stakeholders and the public in general need to sensitize at the mass level and take this movement to every household. Sh. Kulbhushan Khajuria, Joint Commissioner, Health and Sanitation was Guest of Honour during the event and he has highlighted the importance of this programme and appreciated JSCL initiatives for organising such workshop cum orientation programme to sensitize/aware the stake holders and general public at grass root level. Dr. Vinod Sharma, Municipal Health Officer, who was also present in the programme has explained the role of Municipal Corporation for maintaining sanitary conditions in all the 75 wards of JMC and launching of evening auto service for the collection and disposal of meat/ chicken waste generated in the shops. The programme was designed to highlight the essentials of Hygiene and Sanitisation and what further steps can be taken to sensitize the general public at the mass level and to take this movement to every household. The programme was introduced by Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma, Nodal Officer, Eat Right Initiatives, Jammu Smart City Ltd. and Dr. Parvesh Kumar, Project Coordinator, Eat Right Initiatives. Dr. Sushil Sharma and Mr. Satish Kumar, an IEC consultant from Mavis IT Services Pvt Ltd, New Delhi jointly presented a detailed presentation on the “Role of Hygiene and Sanitisation in Meat and Poultry”. Associate Prof Ashwani Khajuria, and Dr. Divya Sharma, VAS delivered presentations on various facts of food safety practices, in meat and slaughtering etc. Later, the function was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Parvesh Kumar.