The Gurgaon meals security division took samples of sweets from three places within the metropolis on Thursday to examine for adulteration and contamination. Studies concerning these samples will probably be accessible within the subsequent 15 days.
This transfer got here because the meals samples are sometimes discovered to be adulterated and containing dangerous chemical substances through the festive season. “As there is a rise in demand, shopkeepers tends to make use of sub-standard elements to organize sweets. They get spoilt if stored for lengthy hours,” KK Sharma, meals security officer of Gurgaon, stated.
The three places within the metropolis from the place the samples had been taken are Pataudi, Basai and Shivaji Nagar.
“One quintal of Rasgullas was destroyed at a candy store in Pataudi as a result of we discovered mosquitoes in them,” Sharma stated.
Earlier, throughout Durga Puja, the crew additionally collected samples which had been despatched to a laboratory in Karnal for testing.
“We will probably be amassing samples of sweets from numerous areas within the metropolis and strict motion will probably be taken if any of the samples are discovered to be adulterated,” Sharma stated.
Samples of Kaju Katli, Coconut Barfi, Plain Khoya, Petha sweets, Kalakand and milk cake had been collected by the crew.
If the samples collected by the crew are discovered to be substandard then the individual accountable will face a wonderful ranging between ₹three lakh and ₹5 lakh, Sharma stated.
As per the Meals Security and Requirements Act, 2006, a case might be registered in opposition to folks accountable for promoting adulterated sweets.
The crew went about amassing meals samples after receiving complaints of adulterated sweets from some areas of town.
“We now have obtained complaints concerning dangerous high quality of sweets from a number of areas,” Sharma stated.
Final yr, the meals security division had inspected and picked up samples from 48 candy outlets.