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Unlicensed food firm served PM at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas function

A food safety officer has been suspended and three others were transferred after a report revealed that an unlicensed catering firm had served meals to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other VIPs during the recent Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Flight catering company Sky Feast, which had served meals to the VIPs at the Sanganer airport, was operating without food licence, a mandatory requirement under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. “AIR India had given the contract to serve the food to the catering company. Our food safety officers were deputed to take samples of the food to check its quality. The hotel was not having the food license and the officers did not take care of it, which is a negligence on their part,” an officer of the state medical and health department said.

Deputy secretary (medical and health) Sunil Kumar Sharma in two separate orders issued on Friday suspended Shree Ram Mishra and transferred three officers – Sandeep Agrawal, Sandeep Agrawal and Rajesh Tinkar.


The Expert’s Thought: Unfortunate Incident. It’s so inappropriate that the PM was served by unlicensed firm. The Governmental officials seem to be so careless.

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