Dimapur, November 2: The Food Safety team under the office of the Chief Medical Officer Peren conducted a routine inspection of food establishments at Peren town. The team comprising of the Food Safety officer, Sanitary Inspector, food attendant and medical staff from CMO carried out the inspection at Kipeuzang village on October 25 and at Peren town on October 28.
During the inspection, a number of expired food items which were sold beyond the best before dates were seized. Amongst them, cold drinks, cooking oil & biscuits were seized in majority considering their short shelf life. In regard to this, the shop keepers were advised to check their stock regularly and prevent the storage and sell of any unsafe food items in their custody. The seized items were later discarded after the FSSAI formalities.
The team also checked the FSSAI shop license, the shop keepers who are without FSSAI license or those with expired license were asked to apply and renew their license at CMO Office Peren at the earliest. Awareness was also created about running a food establishment or shop without a valid license, which is punishable.
(Page News Service)