Punjab

Adopt hygienic food preparing techniques for ensuring good health of the people- DC asks hoteliers and caterers

Punjab Tribune Bureau | March 15, 2019 06:07 PM

Says severest of severe action would be taken against those playing havoc with the human health

Inaugurates workshop for the food business operators organized here by the health department

 

 JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked the Hoteliers and caterers to adopt hygienic food preparing techniques for ensuring good health of the people.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating a workshop for the Food Business operators organized here by the Health department, the Deputy Commissioner said that the need of hour was to ensure best food safety standard to benefit the consumers. He said that it would be a win-win situation for both the consumers and the Food business operators as the consumers would get quality food whereas the Hoteliers and caterers would get good business. Sharma said that hygienically cooked food was all the more important for the general health and overall personality development of any individual.

         

The Deputy Commissioner also said that the administration was duty-bound to ensure that only quality food was served to the people. He also said that those food operators indulging in any sort of malpractice would not be spared and severest of severe action would be taken against those playing havoc with the human health. Sharma said that the Hoteliers and Caterers must develop their credibility by serving quality and hygienically cooked food to the people. He also lauded the Health department led by Civil Surgeon Dr. Rajesh Bagga to organize this sensitization workshop to benefit the people.

Welcoming the Deputy Commissioner to workshop, Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga informed him about the purpose of organizing this workshop. He said that workshop aims at promoting a culture of self compliance and awareness towards food safety and hygiene in premises of Food Business Operators through effective training of their own staff. He said that during training representatives from hotel industry would be imparted training for basic catering and general hygiene.

On the occasion District Health Officer Dr. Balwinder Singh, Food Safety Officer Rashu Mahajan and others were also present.

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