A team of Food Safety Officers headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety inspected various Manufacturing Units of Edibles in Zainakote HMT area of Srinagar city. The team during the inspection found huge quantity of misbranded products, mostly consumed by children including Rice Puffs, Snacks, Chips, Kachri, Maggy Massala and Rasna Orange Juice, the products of New Heena Products.
The team seized 10 quintals of Kachri Snacks, 50 quintals of Magi Massala and 15,000 packets of Rasna Orange Juice powder. The samples of seized products were lifted for laboratory analysis and proprietor of the Unit was prohibited from further manufacturing of these items until reports are received from the Laboratory.
Meanwhile, a huge quantity of rotten vegetables and fruits were destroyed in the main market of the area on spot.
The Food Safety Wing of Drug and Food Control Organization produced 32 challans in the court of Adjudicating Officer, Srinagar, Qazi Sarwar against Food Business Operators which include 18 Milk Vendors for selling, manufacturing substandard and misbranded food items.