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A team of Food Safety Officers today conducted market inspection in various areas of the Srinagar city during which a sweets manufacturing unit was sealed and other food operators were recommended for prosecution.

The team headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar today visited Maharaja Bazaar, Jawahar Nagar, Qamarwari, Barthana and its adjacent markets in the city and found some food establishments operating in total insanitary conditions. Accordingly, 14 such establishments were recommended for prosecution which included 7 meat selling shops.

“Moreover, one sweets manufacturing unit at Barthana was found operating in unhygienic conditions. It was said that the unit authorities were using rusted and damaged utensils in the preparation of sweets and within its premises harmful non-edible chemicals were also recovered. The unit was sealed for further investigation besides samples were lifted for analytical purpose,” a statement of the Food Safety Standard Department said.