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Food SafetyOfficials Swing Into Action Ahead of Attukal Pongala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In view of the Attukal Pongala next month, the Commissioner of Food Safety has asked shops, hotels, restaurants, bakeries and all business establishments producing and selling foodstuffs within city limits to ensure that guidelines issued by the Commissionarate are strictly followed.
Food Safety registration will be a must for all those who are involved in ‘annadanam’ and those who have set up temporary eateries during the festival. They can contact 8943346526 or the nearest Akshaya Centre for details regarding registration. Only those outlets with registration will be allowed to function. The registration can also be done through Akshaya Centres.
“It has come to our notice that juice, sweets and ice-cream, mixed with artificial colours and sweeteners, are being widely sold during festivals,” Food Safety Commissioner T V Anupama said.
The Commissioner urged traders to desist from unfair practices as offenders can be punished with imprisonment of six months and fine of Rs 5 lakh. The public have been advised not to buy candy floss and ‘ice fruit’.
The District Food Safety Assistant Commissioner and the Intelligence Wing have constituted special squads to check adulteration. “To fulfill the objective of providing safe food to all, traders, public and devotees should co-operate with the Food Safety Commissionerate,” Anupama said.
Food safety numbers
1800 42 1125 (Toll-free), 8943341130, 8943346526, 8943346529, 8943346195

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