Commissioner Food Safety for effective implementation of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006

JAMMU, MARCH 28: Commissioner Food Safety, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar today chaired a meeting with all the officers of Jammu Division to review the measures taken for effective implementation of  Food  Safety  &  Standards Act 2006 in Jammu division.

Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Jammu, Parvesh Kumar, Assistant Controller Food and Assistant Commissioner Food Safety of Jammu Division and other concerned officers attended the meeting.

During the meeting, Commissioner reviews the functioning of Food Safety in the division. He was apprised about the difficulties faced by the officers while discharging their duties including infrastructure, mobility, dearth of staff and lack of enforcement in their respective districts and workplaces.

The meeting was also briefed about the equipments, machinery and available resources present in the Food Testing Laboratory.

Commissioner also held an interaction with the newly appointed Food Safety Officers who have recently completed their 40 days training programme.  Dr. Kabir congratulated the officers for successful completion of training and advised them to perform their duties with zeal and zest.

Addressing the officers, Commissioner, Food Safety said that High Court is vigorously monitoring the functioning of the Food Safety in the state and Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 should be implemented on ground in letter and spirit.

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