Dehradun, July 11: Food packets distributed at anganwadi centres led to public outrage in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar when it was noticed that the fine print on them mentioned the use of pork and beef, said media reports. These were the supplementary nutrition food packets which are distributed on a monthly basis among malnourished children and women.
A leading channel said that the sealed plastic bags which purportedly contained oats and soyabean had “Pepperoni – Made with pork and beef” mentioned on them, causing an outcry. The beneficiaries of the packets at anganwadi centres at Dineshpur, and Gadarpur areas of Udham Singh Nagar also questioned if the food supplements had been packed in used plastic.
As irate locals protested against the administration, District Program Officer Akhilesh Mishra ordered a probe into the incident. He also banned the use of plastic for distributing food items and ordered an inquiry to identify the shop from where the plastic bags were procured.