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Food adulteration:inspection to intensify

Additional District Magistrate T. Jenil Kumar has directed to intensify checking to make sure all food safety rules are being followed.Weight and measurement laws are also to be implemented along with display of price list .

He was speaking at a district food advisory vigilance meeting held at the collectorate conference hall on Thursday.

The Food Safety department has fined Rs.14 lakh so far during the checking drive.The Legal Metrology department has fined Rs. 25 lakh and Civil Supplies department Rs.2.5 lakh for the irregularities found in the market.

No service charges are required for domestic cooking gas cylinders. Rs.20 is needed for a distance of 5 to 10 kilometers as delivery charge.

Rs.35 is enough for delivering to a distance of 10 to 15 kilometers.

The delivery charge from 15 to 20 is Rs.35,said District Supply Officer Raveendran Kurunilath.

 The meeting has proposed to demand a GCMS system be available at Kozhikode laboratory for finding out poison in vegetables .

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