SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation Friday reiterated that it was committed to make Srinagar an adulteration free city. The Corporation said that it has already sent samples of food items of various companies to Kolkata and claimed there was every possibility that some more brands would be declared unsafe for consumption.
Health Officer SMC, Dr Shafkat Khan said that almost all formalities have been completed to initiate legal action against two companies of Kashmir for selling adulterated brands to consumers. It was not the sample of only one or two companies that were sent referral laboratory Kolkata but there are the samples of other brands as well which have been sent and the reports about them are awaited, he said.
He said that almost all the formalities have been completed and soon a case against the two companies will be filed before Municipal Magistrate Srinagar. The size and fame of any company does not matter as nobody is above law. We will not let people die by consuming adulterated and unsafe products, he said adding that under food safety law a company is not allowed to add colour to any product.
Dr Khan said that he will exercise powers enjoyed by him to punish and expose the guilty. If Kanwal Agro is accusing me and terming that I have done all this because of some rivalry then what you will say to that Health Officer of Budgam who exposed Khyber for selling substandard milk in the market. These are all excuses to fool people. The reality is that these companies are selling food items that are unsafe for consumption, he said adding that SMC dont need consent of company owners while taking samples of any food item.
He further said that proper procedure was followed during the process of taking samples. Being Kashmirs biggest brands does not mean we will allow them to kill people for profits. Let these companies show any document which will prove them innocent. They cant mislead people by their hollow clarifications, he said. (CNS)
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