25 April, 2018
Food Safety on Wheels- a Mobile Food Testing Laboratory will be visiting markets in and around Dimapur on April 24 and 25. The Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has rolled a new scheme ‘Strengthening of Food Testing System’ to create a network of modern Food Testing Laboratory at the State Level. Food Safety on Wheels team will be taking samples of food commodities or products which include edible oils, water, milk, beverages, spices etc.
The main aims of this scheme are to create awareness and sensitize on Food Safety to vendors and consumers, check for common adulterants in food, transport samples from remote areas to Food Testing Laboratory. It was stated in a press release that Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi launched the Food Safety on Wheels for Dimapur and requested the public and the local authorities kindly extend their support and cooperation to the Food Safety on Wheels Team so as to ensure safe and nutritious food are sold and consumed in Dimapur.