FDA teams check 74 veggie markets - ECAS Punjab

FDA teams check 74 veggie markets

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Chandigarh, August 13

With a commitment to provide rich quality fruit and vegetables free from all type of pesticides, the Punjab Food and Drug Administration (PFDA) carried out a checking drive in mandis throughout the state.

Disclosing this, PFDA Commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu said the special drive was conducted in 74 fruit and vegetable markets. Teams were constituted for this operation at the district level throughout the state.

He said the focus during the drive was on fruit ripened with unscientific methods and vegetables not fit for human consumption. However, polythene bags have also been seized from the spot. Checking teams also took the initiative to make aware the farmers about the ill-effects of plastic during the drive. Show-cause notices were issued to arhtiyas for using polythene. Pannu said 55.34 quintal fruit and vegetables, which were no longer edible, were destroyed on the spot. — TNS

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