Chennai Government Seizes Substandard Water, Fruit Juice, Buttermilk Sachets

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  April 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM Indian Health News
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38,750 substandard water sachets and 203 water cans, 795 packets of artificially flavored fruit juices and buttermilk sachets have been seized by the Chennai Corporation's Public Health Department on Wednesday from around 300 retail outlets in various parts of the Chennai. These packets did not meet the mandatory requirements like printing of address of the manufacturer, batch number, manufacturing date and expiry date.
 Chennai Government Seizes Substandard Water, Fruit Juice, Buttermilk Sachets
Chennai Government Seizes Substandard Water, Fruit Juice, Buttermilk Sachets
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The seized water and food products have been sent for analysis at the Public Analyst Laboratory. Strict action will be taken against all retail sellers and manufacturers if the results of the analysis show contamination of the samples, under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.

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The civic body undertook this drive after receiving several complaints from people. Health officials have started an awareness drive to educate the masses about the need for precautionary measures in water and food consumption during summer because contaminated water and food could cause acute diarrheal diseases.


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jayaseelan1049 Thursday, April 21, 2011

As per Election Commission, the Government is not authorised to carryout any such activity. How the Chennai Government can act?

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