The Food Safety Cell of UT Health department conducted raids at three sweet shops in the city and destroyed 70 kg of spurious products on Tuesday.
Besides,the officers collected four samples of sweets including khoya,dhodha,kalakand and barfi from these shops.
Dr Rajiv Khaneja,from the Food Safety Cell said,Our team raided two shops Chandigarh Sweets and Mahadev Sweets in Daria and one shop named Highway Sweets in Sector 32. About kg of sweet products were destroyed at these shops as they were not suitable for human consumption. The sweets were stored in unhygienic conditions and were kept in open to flies and dirt.
The four samples of sweets taken from these shops have been sent for analysis to the food safety lab,the results of which will be out in 14 days,Khaneja said.
This is a second raid conducted by the Food Safety Cell during this festive season. On Monday,the department officials had raided four shops and destroyed 75 kg of spurious sweets.
The shopkeepers are advised to minimize usage of colours,and use only permitted colours in sweets. They should store sweets in hygienic conditions and away from dirt and flies, a food inspector said while talking to Chandigarh Newsline.