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DFRL supplies 1.5 tonnes of food products, sanitisers to southern range cops

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Mysuru: Defence Food Research Laboratory ( DFRL) processed and supplied various ready to eat food products, fruit juices, instant quick cooking food products and hand Sanitizers to the police personnel involved in the containment of COVID- 19.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Southern Range S Vipul Kumar distributed 1.5 tonnes of food products and 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizers prepared by Defence Food Research Laboratory to police personnel deployed in Southern range comprising Mysuru, Kodagu, Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts to combat Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Anil Dutt Semwal, Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory. Police officers of respective districts and Scientists from DFRL participated in the programme.

The Ready to Eat food comprises varieties of food items like Vegetable Biryani, Lemon Rice, Tomato rice, Kichidi, Chapati, Plain Rice, Dal fry curry, Potato peas curry, Instant upma, Instant halwa, Lemon Juice and Lemon pickle.

The food products are prepared in stringent hygienic conditions complying with suitable protocols. The Ready to Eat (RTE) food products are packed in multi-layer retort pouches and processed in a special retort to internationally accepted food standards. After processing, the food products are tested for their microbiological quality and cleared for supplies. The shelf life of these products is one year under room temperature conditions. Hand sanitizers were produced as per World Health Organization (WHO) protocol.

Previously DFRL has also supplied 1.5 tonnes of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) food comprising Tomato Rice, Vegetable pulav, Sooji Halwa, Khichidi, Combo Meals (White Rice + Dal Fry), Lemon pickle and Ready –to- Drink Lemon juice to Kerala to combat COVID-19.

The Products were handed over handed over to V S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Kerala. The food products were distributed to healthcare professionals by NPOL, Kochi

DFRL prepared and supplied 2000 bottles (100 ml) of hand sanitizer and 1.5 tonnes packets of RTE foods and juices to Mysuru City Corporation for healthcare workers.

The laboratory supplied 1000 bottles of (100 ml) hand sanitizer and 1.0 tonnes of Meals of Ready to Eat food products to office of Superintendent of Police, Mysuru to distribute to police personnel involved in COVID -19 operations.

The laboratory also supplied 500 bottles of (100ml) hand sanitizer and 500 Meals of Ready to eat food products to Home Guards, Mysuru involved in COVID- 19 operations.

The Laboratory also supplied 1000 bottles of hand sanitizer to BSNL staff and Postal Staff, Mysuru circle. 

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