Health Department team inspects dairies and shops in Mohali district : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Mohali, August 22

In preparation for the upcoming festive season, the Food Safety Branch of the District Health Department conducted an inspection in dairies and shops in Mohali and collected five milk samples.

District Health Officer (DHO) Subhash Kumar said on the instructions of Commissioner of Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab, Abhinav Trikha and Civil Surgeon, Adarshpal Kaur, the special inspection campaign to check milk has was launched on August 16, which will continue until August 26. He said the campaign was launched under the “Tandrust Punjab Mission”.

The team, led by food safety officer Lovepreet Singh, collected five milk samples from different dairies and also inspected other dairy products. The samples were sent to a government laboratory in Kharar.

Meanwhile, Subhash Kumar said the campaign to verify the quality and durability of the sweets, especially the “best before date” label on the container/tray containing the sweets, is already underway. He reiterated that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made it mandatory to display this label from October 1, 2020.

The DHO said that according to the standards, the labels must be affixed to the trays in each store and traders have already been made aware of this by the Ministry of Health. He asked traders not to sell expired products and to pay particular attention to cleanliness.

He said the checks were not intended to harass anyone, but to ensure clean, quality food was made available to the public.

Do not sell expired products: DHO

The district health officer, Subhash Kumar, said that as per the standards, the labels must be put on the trays in every store and shopkeepers have already been sensitized on this by the Ministry of Health. He asked traders not to sell expired products and to pay particular attention to cleanliness.

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