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Pangnyu inspects State Public Health Laboratory

Pangnyu inspects State Public Health Laboratory
S. Pangnyu Phom being briefed during his visit to State Public Health Laboratory, Kohima on Friday.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/20/2019 12:20:35 PM IST

Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S.Pangnyu Phom on Friday inspected the progress and working system of the State Food Laboratory, the only Food Testing Laboratory in the State, which was recently upgraded to FSSAI level. 

During his visit, the minister appealed to the citizens to avail the Food Safety on Wheels facility provided by the government. 

It may be noted that, Food Safety on Wheels is an initiative of Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) to educate on food safety to vendors and consumers. It was an attempt to ensure that the nutritious food are sold and consumed in the district.

He also urged the Food Business Operators (FBO’s) to get the testing and certification of the food items before it was made available for consumption to prevent food hazard.

Under strengthening of food testing laboratory of Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), FSSAI, State Food Laboratory has been equipped with high end equipment having the capacity to test food safety parameters like heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, antibiotics, crop contaminants, etc on food items under Food Safety & Standards Regulations, 2011.

The minister also visited the office of Chief Medical officer, Kohima, this was stated in a press release issued by joint director state programme officer, Food Safety, Nagaland, Dr. Akuo Sorhie. 

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