SC notice on PIL seeking curbs on food adulteration

New Delhi, (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and state governments and union territories administrations on a PIL seeking stringent steps to curb the adulteration of food products that were seriously endangering health of future generations.

A bench headed by Chief Justice H.L.Dattu issued notice on a PIL by lawyer Vineet Dhanda seeking the strict enforcement of laws to curb food adulteration including in the medicines and raising the public awareness to the dangers of adulteration of edibles used every day.

Pointing to the increasing menace of food adulteration in the country which is “literally driving the citizens “to various health hazards” resulting in “premature deaths”, the PIL has sought the direction for closure of companies marketing of adulterated edible food products.

“The government of India and the state governments have failed miserably in controlling the rising food adulteration throughout the country as no strict steps are being taken to prevent and check the food adulteration,” the PIL said.

Seeking instant response team to deal with the complaints of food adulteration, the PIL sought the raising the awareness level by maximizing the spread of information by government media.

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