Adulterated milk and rotten vegetables destroyed in South Kashmir

Kulgam: Around 10 quintals of adulterated milk and quintals of decomposed vegetables were destroyed while a fine of Rs 27000 was realized from different shopkeepers in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
 Reports said that Food Safety wing of Drugs and Food Control Organization (D&FCO) along with ADC Kulgam Mushtaq Ahmed Semnani started a drive against the menace of milk adulteration in the district. “About 17 samples of milk were lifted during the drive and 10 quintals of milk was destroyed,” Semnani told CNS adding various rusty containers were also destroyed. He said in case the milk was found sub-standard the milkman could be fined upto Rs five lakhs. However, in case any sample was found to be dangerous for consumption, the person can be imprisoned besides fined. “The milk suppliers have been warned to desist from the malpractice of adulteration which otherwise would warrant strict action under Food Safety & Standards Act,” he added.
The team also destroyed quintals of rotten vegetables and imposed a fine of Rs 27,000 from scores of shopkeepers and milkmen.

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