Rs. 1.42 cr worth flood-affected food items destroyed
SRINAGAR: Acting upon specific inputs that flood hit food commodities are being offered for sale to gullible consumers, the sleuths of Drug and Food Control Organisation, under the instructions of Commissioner Food Safety, carried out raids in various areas in district Anantnag, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Baramulla, Budgam and Shopian.
During the drive the regulatory staff destroyed / confiscated huge quantities of wheat, maida, fine atta, green tea, green tea bags, CTC and semi grinded chilli powder, toned milk, biscuits and edible oil worth approximately Rs. 1, 42, 03,306.
The traders were found in the process of pumping such commodities to the remote areas of various districts for putting them for sale to innocent public.
The Commissioner of Food Safety has made an appeal to general public to observe packaging conditions at the time of food article purchase and ensure that the impressions of flood are not borne by such food articles.