With the festive season round the corner,the Food Safety Cell of the UT Health department has swung into action. In the first raid of the season,the cell raided four sweet shops,while destroying 75 kg of sweets and collecting four samples of khoya related products from prominent sweet shops in the city for analysis on Monday morning.
A team led by Food Safety officers,Dr Surinder Pal Singh and Dr Bharat Kanojia,raided four sweet shops,namely Sindhi Sweets in Sector 8,Guru Nanak Sweets and Lal Sweets in Sector 37 and Sindh Sweets in Khuda Jassu.
Dr Bharat Kanojia said,About 75 kg of sweet products were destroyed at Guru Nanak Sweets,Sector 37,and Sindh Sweets in Khuda Jassu. This was done as the products were not suitable for human consumption. The sweets were stored in an unhygienic manner.
He added,We have taken four samples of sweets,including khoya,khoya barfi,pista barfi and milk cake. We have sent samples for analysis to the food safety lab. The results will be out in 14 days.
It is just the beginning. We will keep checking sweet shops, the Food Safety Inspector said.
Shopkeepers are adviced to use only permitted colour. They should store sweets away from dirt and flies.