Hoshiarpur, January 21
District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Lakhvir Singh on Thursday collected 10 samples of milk, milk products, jaggery and other food products and sent them to the Food Testing Laboratory in Kharar.
Dr Lakhvir said he and his team members took samples from Verka milk plant at Ajjowal village and various jaggery production units on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road. He said the team collected four samples of milk and milk products from Verka milk plant, while six samples of jaggery were taken from units on Dasuya road. He said the Health Department would receive the reports in three weeks.
The DHO said adulteration would not be tolerated and strict action would be initiated against those found indulged in this malpractice.
Urging the manufacturers and sellers of food items in the district to ensure strict compliance of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, Dr Lakhvir Singh called the owners of eating joints, street vendors, sweet shops, dhabas etc for mandatory registration.
He appealed to the food manufacturers and sellers to make pure and quality food products to make Mission Tandarust Punjab a huge success. Stressing that the campaign against adulteration would be intensified in the coming days, the District Health Officer solicited people support and said that this mission could not be successful without their active participation.
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