Samples of Gowardhan Ghee, Rath Vanaspati, Rehmat Spices collected from markets

PULWAMA: Food Safety Department continued its drive to check proliferation of audlterated food products in the Kashmir markets and collected samples of different products from the markets on Saturday.

Inspection team led by Assistant Commissioner Food, Khurshid Ahmed Wani and Food Safety Officers Inderjit Singh and Khalid Hussain during the market checking collected various samples of ghee and spices manufactured by some reputed FMCG Companies from different shopkeepers in South Kashmir.

According to Singh the team collected the samples of Gowardhan Ghee and Rath Vanaspati. “Earlier we had collected the samples of Mirchi Powder manufactured by Rehmat Spices and the report about this product is awaited,” Singh said adding that they will continue to inspect and raid those shops selling products unfit for consumption.

Sources said that the food safety officers from different districts are collecting samples of food products. Such samples are being referred to reputed labs of the country. A few days before in a high level meeting Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Shalinder Kumar had directed the Food Safety Department to start a drive against those companies and shopkeepers selling adulterated food products. 

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also instructed Food Safety Department to be vigilant and active to curb this menace.

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