Determined to deal with food adulteration: Govt

Government on Thursday expressed serious concern over food adulteration and said it was determined to take corrective steps for which changes are required in rules also.

New Delhi: Government on Thursday expressed serious concern over food adulteration and said it was determined to take corrective steps for which changes are required in rules also.

The government understands the "really very serious" issue, Health Minister JP Nadda said in Rajya Sabha after members voiced concern over the menace.

He said the government was determined to take steps for better equipping the laboratories and train the food inspectors.

"Some changes are required to be made in the rules," he added.

The issue of growing menace of food adulteration was raised by Naresh Agrawal (SP) during Zero Hour to which members from both treasury and opposition benches associated with.

Highlighting the problem, Agrawal said India should emulate other countries like Singapore to ensure stricter punishment to the offenders.

To that end, the government must bring in stringent rules and if required, existing laws must be reviewed, he said.

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