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Increased Surveillance on Adulterated Food items

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
08-December-2015 13:33 IST

Increased Surveillance on Adulterated Food items

 

Milk and other food articles have been included in the Surveillance Plan for states prepared by a Working Group of Food Safety Commissioners taking into account various parameters including consumption pattern. Food Safety Commissioners of States are sensitized about enforcement of standards and use of the aforesaid plan to effectively curb adulteration. The State is also at liberty to modify the surveillance plan to suit local requirements.

While separate data on cases relating to adulteration/misleading information on packaged food items is not maintained by FSSAI, based on information made available by the States/UTs, details of food samples received, analysed, found adulterated/misbranded, and action taken during 2014-15, are as under :-

 

No. of samples received 83265
No. of Samples Analyzed 74010
No. of Samples found adulterated and Misbranded 14599
No. of Cases Launched Criminal 2676
Civil 7860
No. of Convictions/ Penalties Convictions 1402
Penalties/

Amount raised in Rupees

2795/ Rs.10,93,87,214

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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MV/BK

 

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