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Samples of curry, boiled rice collected

punjab Updated: May 30, 2013 19:18 IST
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The health department collected samples of 16 raw and prepared food items of mid-day meal from centralised kitchen and government schools in the last two days.

Six samples of curry and boiled rice were collected from Government High School, Jamalpur Avana, Government Senior Secondary School, Sekhewal and Government Primary School Taraf Karabara on Thursday.

Food safety officer Harpreet Kaur said the team collected samples of rice, flour, gram flour, salt, cumin, black gram, and pulses from centralised kitchen on Wednesday. Two samples of prepared 'dal' and rice were also collected from kitchen.

Kaur said the district health officer had directed the staff to wear proper uniform. The staff was also directed to improve the quality of 'dal' and 'chappatis'.

Kaur directed the health department to keep a special cook for preparing food for the students. Contractor was asked to make licence under Food Safety and Standards Act.

District health officer Dr Abnash Kumar and food safety officer Manoj Khosla was also present during the inspection.

Reports of samples, which will be sent to Chandigarh for testing, will come after 15 days. A sample of curry, which was collected from Government Middle School of New Subash Nagar on May 2, was found unfit for consumption.