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7 outlets found selling substandard, unhygienic food in Srinagar

Rs 1.52 lakh fine imposed on operators
Food safety officials reluctant to publicize name of brands, shops
The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday imposed a fine of Rs 1.52 lakh on seven food outlets in summer capital for selling sub-standard food articles and processing of food items under insanitary conditions.
Officials said the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad Baba has imposed a fine of Rs 152000 on seven food business operators for violating various provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act.
“The offences include selling/ manufacturing sub-standard food articles and processing of food items in insanitary conditions,” they said.
The team of Food Safety Officers, headed by Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Srinagar, Hilal Ahmad Mir also inspected various restaurants in Lalchowk and Dalgate areas.
“During the inspection many restaurants and bakery shops were found using synthetic colours in many popular food items including chicken and mutton preparations,” Mir told Rising Kashmir.
He said more than one quintal of such preparations were destroyed on spot and the owners were warned to desist from such kind of malpractices in future.
“If we found them indulging in any such activity we will take strict action against them under relevant provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act,” he said.
When asked about the names of food outlets and brands, every official was reluctant to share the details.
“It doesn’t look good. Their offense is not so grave that we will publicize their names in the media,” said Mir.
Similar were the comments by the concerned Food Safety Officers. “I don’t think we need to name the business operators. I’m not authorized also to speak on the issue,” said Shabir Ahmad Lone, a Food Safety Officer.

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