Food safety awareness prog held in Anantnag

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By Fast Kashmir on 16/01/2018.

ANANTNAG, JAN 16: Department of Food Safety and Standards, Anantnag today organised an awareness programme for the bakery manufacturing unitholders operating in the district under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

On the occasion, Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Anantnag and experts from the department provided detailed awareness to the bakery manufacturers. They were made aware about maintaining cleanliness and sanitary conditions of the equipment and containers being used for handling and processing of the food items, proper cleaning in place (CIP) system to be adopted and usage of potable water for processing purposes and non-potable water for cleaning purposes.

The participants were given awareness regarding how the proper drainage and waste disposal facilities can help to plug the loopholes to make food contamination free. They were also made aware of the latest and scientific ways of storage of raw material and processed food to save them from spoiling.

The bakery manufacturing unitholders were also instructed to have a trained management and supervising staff, food testing facilities, pest control system, personal hygiene in place and to adapt first-in and first-out (FIFO) procedure.

Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Anantnag said that such programmes will be organised in future too.

Among others, the programme was also attended by Food Safety officers of Anantnag, Achabal and Larnoo.