F&D seals Udhampur’s Shalimar Flour Mill for flouting norms

Srinagar: A special team constituted by Food and Drugs (F&D) Administration, on Friday, sealed Shalimar Flour Mill, Udhampur after the manufacturing unit was found flouting the norms.

According to an official handout issued here, the inspecting team during the inspection of the Flour Mill found the absence of any quality check system, incorrect printing of date of manufacturing on bags and inappropriate storage of food material.

The team sealed 1823 bags of PDS Atta of the manufacturing unit and sent them to the laboratory for analysis. Besides 3.5 quintals of wheat of the firm were also sealed.

The team also inspected various manufacturing units at Jammu, Udhampur to ensure production of food articles in safe and hygienic conditions as well as to check the quality of food articles. The manufacturing units viz M/S Shiva Dairy product, Digiana, M/S Nav Durga Food Products have been served improvement notices under section 32 of the FSS Act, 2006, whereas M/S Premier Baked Food Industry  Digiana & Ruhi Bakers Gangyal has been booked under section 56 of the FSS Act, 2006 for indulging in preparation of Bakery items under unsanitary & unhygienic conditions. Moreover, the Food License/operation of Premier baked Food Industry Digiana, Jammu has been suspended and Ice Cube Machine was sealed for manufacturing of Ice Cubes without Food License.

During the drive, 10 samples of different food article viz Frozen Dessert, Vanaspati, Todda Barfi prepared in Ghee, Cream Roll, Ice Cube, Snacks, Rusk, Wheat and Atta were lifted.


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