On Thursday, june 20, telangana officials from the Food Safety Department raided pickle manufacturing facilities in hyderabad and discovered a number of infractions.
 

Houseflies, no aprons & hair caps
Officials at v R v Foods, IDA Cherlapally, a pickle-making facility, discovered rusty packaging machine parts and that the food business operator (FBO) did not have the water analysis report for the RO water used as an ingredient.

“Houseflies were observed inside manufacturing premises. Insect-proof screen not found. Some food handlers were not found wearing aprons & haircaps. Medical Fitness Certificates for food handlers and pest control records for the premises are not available with the FBO. The FSSAI License true copy was displayed at the office premises. A FoSTaC certificate was available for the Supervisor working at the premises. Analysis report for the food articles being manufactured at the said premises was being done from NABL accredited laboratory,” a press release from the Commissioner of Food Safety said.

Improper labels, expired items
At D.B. Joshi masala Manufacturing Company, IDA Moulali, Flower Brand tamarind (30kg) and Packed cumin Seeds (300kg) were found without proper label declaration and hence seized.

“Rice Flour (5kg) used in papad manufacturing was found expired on april 17, 2024, and hence discarded on the spot. Medical Fitness Certificates for food handlers are not available with the FBO. Pest control for the premises is done every 15 days as per the records available. The FSSAI License true copy was displayed at the office premises. Windows were found fitted with insect-proof screens and doors were also closed fitted to avoid entry of pests,” the press release informed.
 

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