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|
|No. of Convictions/ Penalties||Convictions||1402|
Amount raised in Rupees
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.