FAISALABAD

The District Health Department in collaboration with city the district government initiated a campaign to check sale of adulterated and unhygienic food items in markets though a huge proportion of population might be unable to get pure food.

"We have launched a special campaign against sale of adulterated food items in collaboration with district food and health departments to clear markets from unhygienic food items," said DCO Noorul Amin Mengal during chairing the first District Food Quality Control Board meeting here the other day.

The District Food Quality Control Board has been constituted under the arrangements of district administration to make the anti-adulteration campaign result-oriented. The DCO would be convener of District Food Quality Control Board while MPA Haji Khalid Saeed, officers of the departments concerned and representatives of civil society have been included in this board.  

The DCO constituted two raiding teams headed by Assistant Commissioner City and Assistant Commissioner Saddr.

He said that the control rooms would also work at the offices of ACs to receive the informations and complaints against the adulteration.

He directed the raiding teams to carryout crackdown on adulteration mafia and hotels, restaurants, canteens involved in selling substandard and adulterated food items. He directed that this menace should be eradicated from the society as the adulteration mafia was playing with the health of human life and they did not deserve any relaxation.

He asked the Health Department staff to perform their duties with good attention and honesty to make the drive a success.

ADC Ejaz Khaliq, ACs - Shahrukh Niazi, Rafia Haider, DO Health Dr Liaqat Ali, Chief Food Inspector Malik Abdul Qayyum, Food Inspector Muhammad Arif, representatives of civil society Waheed Khaliq Ramay, Rai Ejaz Hussain and Ghazanfar Natiq attended the meeting.