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Food Safety Week Observance Begins

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said that there would be no compromise with regard to safety of food being served in restaurants and the safety of fruits/ vegetables sold in the state.

Published: 27th May 2014 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2014 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said that there would be no compromise with regard to safety of food being served in restaurants and the safety of fruits/ vegetables sold in the state.

“Traders who do not give importance to the healthof people will be taken to task.

“The help of other businessmen will be sought to bring these traders to the limelight,” he said while inaugurating the Food Safety Week here.

Stating that funds were not an issue with regard to food safety, Chandy said that the government had provided enough staff and funds to the Food Safety Department. Meanwhile, Health Minister V S Sivakumar said that food safety offices would be started in all the Assembly constituencies.

Food safety activities will be intensified in coordination with the MLAs, local bodies and other people’s representatives.

Mayor K Chandrika, District Collector Biju Prabhakar, Food Safety Commissioner K Anil Kumar and Joint Food Safety Commissioner D Sivakumar were present.



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