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DC warns food adulterators of stern action

Jamshedpur: The deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Dr Amitabh Kaushal today said that the district administration will be taking stern action against people found involved in adulteration of food, medicines and other important commodities. He was speaking during a workshop on food safety organized at Red Cross Building at Sakchi on Friday.

In his address, he said the shopkeepers should beware and stop adulteration if they are doing so at once. He said the shopkeepers and others could easily get copies of books on the relevant laws related to prevention of adulteration of food and other consumer items. He said the chemicals needed for carrying out test of food products and other commodities are also available in the market.

The DC said that a videography will be carried out at the place where adulterated food samples are found and seized. The people accused of selling adulterated food stuff will be booked and prosecuted. No mercy will be shown to such people, he said.
“Adulteration of food items is a serious crime and is punishable under the law of the land. There can be no excuse for such offence. Anyone caught red-handed will be simply booked for the offence. Such offences harm public health and hence cannot be excused under any circumstances,” said the DC.

The workshop was also attended by the senior administrative officials including the director of food security department Dr TP Barnwal, IAS trainee Neha Arora, additional deputy magistrate Ajit Shankar and the sub divisional officer of Dhalbhum Prem Ranjan.

The DC asked the district administration officials to keep abreast of the food safety norms and take measures to prevent food adulteration at all places possible. He said the administration will be intensifying action against the culprits.

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