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Food Safety Officers Seize Stock of Flood-Spoilt Fruit Drink Sold in Srinagar

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  June 25, 2015 at 7:48 AM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has launched a drive in Srinagar, after the devastating September 2014 floods, to stop the sale of flood-hit commodities. In the latest development, food safety officers in Srinagar have seized over 24,000 bottles of a fruit drink, called Treat Mango Juice, which was being sold in retail despite having been spoiled in the floods.
 Food Safety Officers Seize Stock of Flood-Spoilt Fruit Drink Sold in Srinagar
Food Safety Officers Seize Stock of Flood-Spoilt Fruit Drink Sold in Srinagar
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Hilal Ahmad, food safety officer, Srinagar, said, "We found about 1,000 boxes, containing 24 packs of Treat Mango Juice, that were flood-hit. The packets were re-labelled by the manufacturers. We have seized all the stock as it was not safe for consumption."

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The fruit juice, manufactured in Jammu region of the state, was re-labelled and re-distributed among wholesale dealers in Srinagar. The Srinagar high court has directed the authorities to destroy all the food items identified as flood-hit. Ahmad said, "We will be destroying all the packets of juice as per the directions of the high court."

Source: IANS
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