She was presiding over a meeting in this regard with officials of the health department, dairy development department, Verka milk plant, Mohali and dairy farmers of the district on Tuesday.
Sapra said the district administration is starting a drive against people involved in the supply and sale of adulterated milk and milk products because of the danger they pose to people’s health.
The deputy commissioner asked sweet shop and restaurant owners to ensure purity of food products within three days, saying that if inspection teams found any adulterated product after the time specified, strict action would be taken. The sweet shop or restaurant concerned could also be sealed, she said.
If owners of sweet shops and restaurants are not aware of the quality of milk and milk products being used, the health department would help them with quality check, she said.
The administration will also plug supply of adulterated milk from other districts. ”
A few people are supplying adulterated milk from other districts to Mohali. We are taking concrete action to stop them and the district administration will set up special check points,” the DC said.
She urged people to pass on information about people indulging in food adulteration at the e-mail ID, email@example.com. If possible, she said they could also send photos of such people and assured that the complainants’ identity would not be disclosed.
She instructed officials of Verka Milk Plant, Mohali to keep a close eye on the quality of their products.
She suggested that Residents Welfare Associations could buy milk sampling kits with the help of Verka milk plant so that people could check the quality of milk being used.
Civil surgeon Dr Rita Bharadwaj, district health officer Dr Rajbir Singh Kang, deputy manager (milk procurement), Verka Milk Plant Darshan Singh, quality control in-charge Jatinder Singh, senior dairy inspector Sewa Singh, dairy farmer Gian Singh, Amit Thakur and Manjit Singh also attended the meeting.
Milk samples were also tested in Mohali as part of the campaign for a healthier population.
Source: Times News Network