Food adulteration peaks during festivals: Food Wing Kapurthala carried out checking drive on eve of Rakhi Festival

Kapurthala: As per the directions of Kumar Rahul CFDA Punjab (Commissioner Food & Drug Administration), Food Wing of FDA Kapurthala carried out a checking drive on the eve of the Rakhi Festival.

A team led by Harjot Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner, FDA, alongwith Mukul Gill, Food Safety Officer inspected Food Business Operators especially sweet shops and stores of sweet shops, and directed the sweet shop owners to Prepare khoya & other Sweets, etc. on their own in their own premises.

He said that it is presumed that khoya procured from other districts is of inferior quality. He also asked the shopkeepers to prepare only as many sweets as is likely to be sold, since being perishable tend to deteriorate with passage of time due to microbial growth and humidity present in atmosphere and to ensure storage under strict temperature control conditions.

He also suggests the shopkeepers to Not use artificial colours in preparation of

Today 6 samples have been taken including Burfi, Kalakand, Gulab Jamun, Milk, Paneer, Mustard oil.
These samples seized today have been sent to State Food Laboratory Kharar, Mohali for analysis & report and as per report of the analysis, legal action will be initiated against the violators.

Food Businessmen are also directed to observe COVID appropriate behaviour i.e. to observe social distance, wear mask, use hand sanitizer/handwash and other necessary precautions.

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