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Food adulteration will be not tolerated: Health Minister

Large-scale testing would be carried out across the country and action would be taken as per Food Safety and Standards (Act 2006) against those found guilty. There will be no tolerance for food adulteration in the country, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said while inaugurating the National Training Centre for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.


Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on wellness and preventive healthcare, Dr Mandaviya said that India’s traditional food habits and way of life should be adopted as ‘our kitchen is our hospital’.

“Good quality nutritious food can go a long way in keeping diseases at bay”, he stressed.

The minister pointed out that the people who will train at the National Training Centre of FSSAI will play a significant role in creating healthy citizens in the country, as they will ensure quality standards for food are followed in the country.

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