JC warns dairy units against adulteration
Joint Collector Dr Krithika Shukla warned the milk product companies of severe consequences if they use chemicals and colours which are harmful for consumption.
Vijayawada: Joint Collector Dr Krithika Shukla warned the milk product companies of severe consequences if they use chemicals and colours which are harmful for consumption. The joint collector along with food safety officials held surprise checks on milk product companies at Gollapudi.
Samples were taken and were sent for testing. The stock at Maruti Milk Products company was seized as they were not following the prescribed norms of food safety. Notices were served to the owner of the company.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Shukla said that a few ice cream companies were using chemicals, colours, poor quality and polluted water to manufacture food products which are harmful for consumption which was brought to her notice.
She further said that stern action will be taken on the companies which does not maintain hygienic conditions, keeping the stocks in rusted vessels, selling the food products after the expired date and not following food safety norms she said and added that surprise checks will continue. Asst food controller N Poornachandra Rao, food safety officials T Sekhar Reddy, N Mahesh Babu were present.