DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
To bring transparency in the food safety department, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab Brahm Mohindra here on Friday launched an online inspection & sampling system to expedite the procedure of food sampling and testing. All the designated Officer (Food Safety), Assistant Commissioners (food), and Senior Officers of Food & Drug Administration and Health & Family Welfare, Punjab were present on the occasion.
Disclosing this here, Mohindra said that it is essential that food safety inspections is be conducted diligently and reports made available to all stakeholders in short span of time with quick response provision. He also ordered the food safety officials to clear backlog of licenses/ registration by 31 March, 2018. He said that food businesses have a legal and moral obligation to ensure they are not contributing to the statistics of food borne illness and other diseases. He said that at the same time the Food safety team must be equipped well to address to such issues concerning the food security which directly protect the healthy life of State’s population.