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Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the campaign ‘Nalla bhakshanam naadinte avakasham’, 190 raids were conducted by Kerala Food Safety department on Wednesday, informed minister Veena George. Action was taken against 16 shops with no license or registration. 59 food units were given notice. Around 20 kilograms of stale meat was seized and destroyed. Eight samples collected were sent for inspection.
In the past 10 days, 2373 inspections were conducted across the state. Action was taken against a total of 217 shops without license and registration. 776 food units were given notice. A whopping figure of 334 kilograms of stale meat was seized and destroyed. 193 samples were collected and sent for inspection.
Special inspection has started in juice shops. Around 199 juice shops were raided. Action was taken against 4 juice shops. Six surveillance samples were collected. Notice was issued against 27 shops. Around 88 milk packets, 16 kg fruits, 5 kilogram dates and 12 bottles of honey were seized and destroyed.
As part of ‘Operation Matsya’ 6361 kilograms of stale and adulterated fish were seized and destroyed. Out of the 4255 inspections conducted, 2296 samples were collected and sent for inspection. Notice was issued to 90 shops. In connection with ‘Operation Jaggery’ launched to find adulteration in jaggery, 544 companies were raided and out of those five were given notice.