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Laws to prevent food and milk adulteration to be made stringent

Laws to prevent food and milk adulteration will be made more stringent and a task force set up to revisit the current legislation has been asked to give its report in 45 days, Health Minister JP Nadda informed Lok Sabha on Monday.

“We propose to comprehensively review the Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations to address the concerns of courts in matters relating to food adulteration and the numerous representation received from food business operators.

“It is also proposed to revisit the punishment stipulated for milk adulteration and make it more stringent,” Nadda said, responding to Calling Attention by PV Midhun Reddy (YSR Cong) and Satyapal Singh (BJP).

Noting the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD), he said contaminated food items are a reason behind it.
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