Chandigarh, 6th October, 2017:
As per the orders of Designated Officer, Food Safety Administration, a joint team of Food Safety Officers was constituted for conducting special raid in the area of Daria and Sector 30 of UT, Chandigarh. In view of the reports of illegal and unauthorized sweets shops mushroomed due to the coming festive season, a special drive was conducted in the said area. The team inspected various shops in Daria and Sector 30 of UT Chandigarh and five samples of sweets consisting of three samples of Khoya Burfi, one of Kalakand and one sample of Gurpara sweet were lifted for analysis & examination. In addition to this about 5 quintals of sweets were destroyed under Epidemic Act as they were being prepared under highly unhygienic and unsanitary conditions and were using prohibited food colours. Along with this three challans were issued to the vendors who were operating without having food licence and were working in un-hygienic conditions. The Food Business Operators were also instructed to keep hygiene and quality standards as per Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 and were advised not to use any prohibited colours in preparation of sweets and keep the food articles covered.