‘Food safety on wheels’ on the move

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: ‘Food safety on wheels’ – a mobile food testing laboratory – is on the move in the state to ensure foods are safe to eat.
This vehicular unit, provided by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, has facilities for quick qualitative testing and detection of common adulterants in foods. It will also be used for spreading awareness on food safety and hygiene among the people.
Informing that the vehicular mobile unit has so far collected several food samples in the capital region and adjoining areas since its launch on 26 September this year, the Health Service department’s food safety unit has advised the public to submit samples of milk, iodized salt, edible oils etc, and get on-the-spot test reports, when the vehicle goes to their localities.
The vehicle will travel to Lower Subansiri, Lower Siang, West Kameng, Lohit, Namsai, and various other places during the next couple of months.