SRINAGAR: A team of Food Safety Officers headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety district Srinagar on routine inspection of Food Park Industrial Estates Khunmoh were surprised to notice that a manufacturer of Pickle, Jam and Jellies was relabeling mixed fruit jam bottles having net weight 500 grams with date of manufacture March 2014 and January 2015. The whole stock appeared to be flood contaminated. The proprietor confessed that he had put himself, this whole stock in the muddy water so that his insurance claim is settled as victim of flood.
The whole stock which comprised 784 bottles of mixed fruit jams with
Brand name Kashmir Kissan batch No’s 0124 and A-0120 was seized and samples of the same were sent to food analyst Kashmir for analytical purpose.
Meanwhile, the department has received some complaints that in some areas of Srinagar City flood affected Juices and carbonated waters are being sold to the consumers.
The public at large is requested to check the date of manufacture and packing conditions of the product before purchase and in case of any suspected flood affected food article, inform department on the following No’s: 0194-2490095 and 9419601090.
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