Efforts against food adulteration stepped up in Kanpur

Kanpur, Feb 12 (PTI) Stepping up efforts for detectionof adulterated food items and advocating preventive measures,the district authority here would soon launch an awarenessprogramme in various city schools.

Inspite of the on-going drive against the adulteratorsin the district, contamination of the edible items, vegetableoils and dairy products continues unabated, city Magistrate HP Shahi told PTI.

An awareness programme regarding the detection ofcontaminated food items will be launched next week in variousschools of the city, so that they can make other people awareof this menace, he said.

Shahi said that a book named ''Milawat Inspector'' wouldalso be distributed among the students and a special team ofdistrict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will inspectvarious schools and demonstrate the procedures for detectingcontaminated food items.

Posters and hoardings demonstrating action andpunishments against the adulterators would also be put atvarious places in the city, he said.

In wake of the Holi festival in March, the authoritywill also initiate crack down measures against foodcontaminators in the district, he added.

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