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Prevention of Food Adulteration
PROCEDURE FOR ANALYSING NON - STATUTORY SAMPLES
Besides analysis of statutory samples the Food Analysis Laboratories undertake the analysis of non - statutory samples received from the consumers, private purchasers, traders and manufacturers.
Consumers can get their food samples analysed by the Food Analysis Laboratories paying an analysis fee of Rs.500/- per sample to know the quality of the food.
In case of any specific complaint, consumer can send the food sample through consumer court to the respective Food Analysis Laboratory for analysis paying the necessary analysis fees. Based on the analytical report of the lab, the consumer can get redressal or compensation through the consumer court as the case may be.
Small traders can also approach the Food Analysis Laboratories for testing their food products to know the quality and conformity of standards. They can also get advice and guidance with regard to proper labeling of the product as per the latest legal requirements.
BAN ON THE SALE OF CHEWING TOBACCO, GUDKA AND PAN MASALA
Pan Masala combined with tobacco leads to oral cancer and damage other organs as well. The disease of sub-mucus fibrosis leads to mouth cancer. Nearly a third of all cancers that occur in the country attribute to use of Pan Masala. It is possible that the wide spread tobacco chewing habit is responsible for the high incidence of cancer of the oral cavity in India.
To save the younger generation who have become addict to this ill habit and in the interest of public health the Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine who is the State Food Health Authority of Tamilnadu has banned the sale of Chewing Tobacco, Gudka and Pan Masala containing tobacco or any other ingredient injurious to health in the State of Tamilnadu for a period of five years with effect from 19th November 2001
Performance under Prevention of Food Adulteration
Packaged Drinking Water
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