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Mid- day meal: Health dept collects samples of cooked food

Even when the reports of samples collected on March 8 are not out, a team of the health department led by district health officer Dr Avinash Kumar inspected the centralised kitchen - cooking mid-day meal for students of various government schools - at Sherpur on Tuesday, and collected two samples each of cooked 'daal' and rice for laboratory test.

punjab Updated: Mar 19, 2013 19:49 IST

Even when the reports of samples collected on March 8 are not out, a team of the health department led by district health officer Dr Avinash Kumar inspected the centralised kitchen - cooking mid-day meal for students of various government schools - at Sherpur on Tuesday, and collected two samples each of cooked 'daal' and rice for laboratory test.

Harpreet Kaur and Ravinder Garg, food safety officers, were also part of the inspection team.
Following the raid, Dr Kumar said that the team found that the food was being cooked in hygienic conditions; moreover, the condition of kitchen was better than earlier and staff of the kitchen were also following the required instructions.

According to the health department, the reports of the collected samples will come after 15 days.

Earlier, deputy commissioner Rahul Tiwari had directed that the Ludhiana civil Surgeon should ensure that at least one officer concerned remained present at the centralised kitchen daily to issue a certificate that the food was cooked in hygienic condition, and the quality of food was proper for the consumption of the students.