|Early Times Report|
Jammu, May 18: A special drive against the menace of food adulteration especially against the fast food roadside outlets was conducted today in Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and adjoining areas of Jammu city. Official spokesperson said, "Acting on the complaints of the consumers regarding poor quality of Chinese food specially momos being prepared, sold and served under unhygienic conditions, a team of officers from Drug & Food Control Organization (D&FCO) today conducted a surprise inspection of food vendors at various parts of the Jammu city." "The team visited Gandhi Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and adjoining areas during which six samples of momos were collected and sent to Food Analyst -Jammu Division. Approximately thousand pieces of momos lying in unhygienic conditions were destroyed on spot as a precaution," he added. Official also said that one sample of Mono-Sodium-Glutamate (MSG) was also sent to check its quality. Pertinently, use of MSG has been prohibited in processed food for children below the age of 12 years. On the occasion, food business operators were directed to strictly adhere to the provisions laid under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and maintain high standards of sanitary and hygienic conditions. Any body found not complying to the directions will be dealt with strictly under Food Safety Act.