To make the citizens alert about adulterated food and promotion of healthy eating, the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department (FDA) had conducted a food safety awareness programme on Saturday at Kodiveri Dam in Tamil Nadu reports The Hindu. A string of food safety programmes have been happening across the state within the month of May itself.
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The report further says that a ‘Food Safety Awareness Hub’ was inaugurated by K.A. Sengottaiyan, Minister for School Education. S. Kavitha, District Revenue Officer and T. Kalaivani, Designated Officer were also present on the occasion. Sengottaiyan encouraged the people present to healthy eating practices thus leading a healthy life.
The minister further added that higher population leading to increase in food production has led to the use of fertilizers. “Change in food habits led to drop in stamina and hence, healthy food items should be consumed”, he said on the occasion according to The Hindu. During the programme, hotel owners were given safe and healthy food slogans; a list was also handed out to people present showing adulterated food items that can be identified by them as well as junk food to be avoided.
According to The Hindu, a demonstration was also held for the aid of the people who were shown how to identify adulteration in various common food items like milk, salt, honey and tea dust. There were six kinds of pamphlets regarding food safety distributed during the event. There also going to be such camps in Bhavani and Bannari throughout the month. A WhatsApp number, 94440-42322 was given to the people to complain about adulterated food with a promise of immediate action.
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