THE UT health department has deputed three food safety teams in view of French President Francois Hollande’s visit to the city on Sunday.
According to the UT health department, teams from the food wing will check samples of the food items to be served to the VVIPs.
A senior officer from the UT health department on Friday said that the food safety teams visited several places where Hollande and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit on Sunday afternoon.
“Our teams are already on the job and they are carrying out inspections,” said Dr Rajender Sharma, from Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, who is involved in the food safety arrangements.
Dr Sharma said that the food department office situated at GMSH would remain open on Sunday due to the visit. “For the entire day, all the staff will be available at the office to meet any exigency,” he added.
A food official said that once the department received the final schedule about the visit on Saturday, the teams would be deputed to those particular places. “Sampling would be done before the food is served to them,” he said. “It is all part of the protocol which is being followed.”