Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Jul 13: In order to prevent food adulteration, strict implementation on the Food Safety and Standards Act will be made on concerned business’ said K Dayanand, additional deputy commissioner, while addressing the press at the DC office on Thursday June 12.
Addressing the meeting, he said awareness must be created among the people with regards to the registration of their food related business by August 4 which is the last date. He also added that, the violation of act will result in a penalty ranging from Rs 1 lac to 10 lac and imprisonment for six months.
As per the act, no trade licenses will be provided to any business without obtaining certificates from MCC’s food security officer, said Dr Harish Kumar, MCC commissioner. The main reason for implementing strict measures on the act is to prevent health related problems arising out of food adulteration.
The act deals with the implementation of standardized sanitary techniques. Bakeries, daily ration shops, mid-day meal schemes and BCM hostels must also follow the Act as they are all under the same jurisdiction.
Traders involved in food related process including the street vendors, fruit and vegetable vendors should submit the application in order to seek certificates from Dr Rajesh, Food Safety Nodal Officer. The concerned office is located behind Wenlock Hospital, railway station road, opposite to IMA.
Suresh will be the nodal officer for Mangalore- Belthangady limits and he can be contacted at 9448744168. Whereas, Dayanand will be heading as the nodal officer for Bantwal, Puttur and Sulia whose contact number is 9886568180.
Strict actions will be taken on business operations if they violate the act said, Dayanand.
Dr Rajesh, food safety nodal officer, Srirangappa, district health officer among others was present.