Jaipur: Samples of edible oil were collected for quality check from different parts of the state on Tuesday. Team of health department rushed to city’s Raja Park area and collected samples of six different brands of edible oil from shops, which were kept to be sold to customers.
The health department launched the campaign as part of the pan-India surveillance for edible oil, which will conclude on Wednesday. It has been directed to all districts to collect 6 to 8 samples of edible oil from each district daily for two days.
A webinar was held recently in which food safety officers were explained about the modalities for collection of edible oil. The drive is being spearheaded by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Commissioner (food safety) Dr KK Sharma in his direction to all chief medical health officers explained that due to increase in demand of food items, there is possibility of food adulteration. tnn

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