Food Safety Act: hotels, eateries asked to register soon

In a major step towards an effective implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act, all hotels, eateries and road side food vendors have been asked to register their particulars with food safety officials at the office of the Deputy Director of Health Services in Viswanathapuram here.

J. Suguna, who has been appointed as the designated officer of food safety for Madurai district, has said on Sunday that the Food Safety Act will be strictly implemented in both urban and rural areas and officials now have now powers to enforce the rules.

Ten food safety officers were appointed for Madurai Corporation and16 food safety officers there exclusively for rural areas in the district, she said.

“All the 26 officers meant for implementing the Food Safety Act will check the licences of hotels, restaurants, eateries and petty shops supplying food through roadside vehicles. Since public health is the main concern of this act, the officers will function in their respective areas to see that food hygiene and other mandatory aspects are followed,” Dr. Suguna said.

The official said that there are plans to conduct more public awareness programmes about the Food Safety and Standards Act.

Meanwhile, she has asked the food establishments to register their particulars at the earliest in the DD (Health) office in Viswanathapuram in Madurai.

More details can be had from Dr.Suguna on mobile number 98423-03625.

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