Chandigarh: One in every 10-food items consumed by the city residents is adulterated, the fact has been highlighted by the data given by the UT’s Food Safety and Standards Authority.
Talking to Daily post Correspondent, UT’s Department of Food Safety and Standards Authority designated officer Sukhwinder Singh said, “In the past one and half years (2015-2016), the UT’s Food Safety Administration had collected 253 samples of different items, including sweets, bakery products and grocery items. Out of the total food samples of different food items and sweets, around 10 per cent samples failed the quality test.”
Sukhwinder Singh said, “Out of 253 samples collected in the last one and half years, 22 failed the quality test either due to misbranding or due to adulteration. Once these samples failed quality, the food safety administration takes the cases to the court. Depending on the nature of adulteration, they file civil or criminal cases in the court. Till now, the department has taken 12 samples, results of which are pending.’’
Food officials conduct raid in Sector 26 grain market, take samples of dry fruit
Chandigarh: In view of the coming festival season, for conducting inspection and sampling of food articles in Chandigarh, a joint team of Food Safety Officers Bharat Kanojia, Surinder Pal Singh and Bhaljinder Singh inspected grain market, Sector 26, Chandigarh on Thursday. During the inspections, the team checked quality of dry fruits and five samples of almond, cashew and walnut were taken from different shops.
The seized samples have been sent to the Food Analysis Laboratory for analysis and examination. The food vendors were also instructed to keep hygiene and quality standards as per Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
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