Food Business Operators in Zunheboto during the awareness on Food Safety held on September 12 at the CMO Office, Zunheboto.
Zunheboto, September 13 (MExN): One-day awareness on Food Safety for the Food Business Operators was held on September 12 at the CMO Office, Zunheboto.
Shekho Sophie, District Media Officer, CMO office, Zunheboto in a press release stated that the participants were highlighted on the establishment of FSSAI and on general food safety by Dr CW Tungoe, CMO, Zunheboto.
The resource person Sukumlo, Food Safety Officer, Zunheboto sensitized the participants on food adulterants and ill effects on health, formalin in fish, carbide in fruits, unhealthy use of newspapers for wrapping food articles, use of non permitted food coloring agents in snacks, turmeric, chilli powder etc and reusing of oil for frying. Sukumlo also highlighted about consumer responsibilities on safe food and also on the responsibilities of Food Business Operators (FBO) to inculcate good hygiene practices.
The penalties and punishments on violation of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 were also highlighted. The programme was attended by District Administration led by EAC Mongo, police officials and FBOs.