Safe yogurt supply during Shoton Festival
As the annual Shoton Festival is impending, Tibet welcomes another peak tourism season. Shoton Festival is also known as Yogurt (Banquet) Festival for local people customarily eat Tibetan yogurt during the gala. Safe yogurt supply has attracted great attention by Lhasa Industrial and Commercial Administrative.
Shoton Festival is one of the grandest traditional festivals in Tibet. "Sho" means yoghurt and "ton" means banquet in the Tibetan language. Shoton Festival or Yoghurt Festival is one of the most popular holidays in Tibetan Buddhism, conventionally celebrated in the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar.
This year, Lhasa will celebrate the festival with a series of "happy Lhasa, colorful Shoton" themed activities from August to September.
In order to ensure a safe yogurt supply, East end sub-bureau personnel of the Lhasa Industrial and Commercial Administrative carried out a safety inspection of dairy products in Lhasa on August 19, 2011.
It has been confirmed that there is no quality problems of yogurt during the inspection. Yogurt packed in paper carton has only 21-day shelf life. The expired yogurt would be thrown away or be changed by suppliers, according to one yogurt wholesaler in Lhasa.
Tips for people buying safe yogurt: choose yogurt brand with a good reputation and make sure the product have logo, manufacturer name, address, date, shelf life, storage conditions, and so on.
From: China Tibet Online
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