JAMMU: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Jammu S. Simrandeep Singh (I.A.S) & Commissioner, JMC Sh. Saujanya Sharma (K.A.S), inspections were conducted for meat/mutton and other eatables shops by the joint teams of Jammu Municipal Corporation, C.A.P.D., Metrology Deptt., Drug and Food Deptt. and Police Deptt. The teams headed by the Municipal Veterinary Officer/Zonal Officer-II (Sanitation) Dr. Zaffar Iqbal and the Officers of the above said departments.
The drive started from Panjtirthi, CPO Chowk, Kachi Chawni, Shahidi Chowk, Talab Khatikan etc. The meat/chicken sellers are directed to maintain proper hygienic conditions in their shops and provide good quality of chicken/meat to general public and not to keep meat in open.
Beside this, the cooked food shopkeepers were also directed to serve good quality of food and asked to prepare all the food in proper hygienic conditions and also directed them to use commercial gas cylinders instead of domestic LPG to avoid heavy penalty.
Awareness regarding the use of gloves, wearing of aprons and caps while preparing/handling/cooking the food items and not to use polythene carry bags. The shopkeepers also directed to display the rate list at appropriate place in their shops.
A compound fine of Rs. 10,800/- also realised by the teams from the defaulters. The shopkeepers in general has been directed to keep dustbins in their premises and not throw the waste in the lanes and drains.