Food safety team collects samples from sweets shops, restaurants, eateries
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sep 14: A team of food safety department launched a massive inspection drive across the city here on Wednesday and collected hundreds of samples from various sweets shops, restaurants and eateries including some well-known names.
A mobile testing lab sent by the State Food Testing Laboratory, Namkum, Ranchi, was sent to the city to assist the food safety officers on the instructions of Dhalbhum sub divisional officer (SDO) Sandeep Kumar Meena.
Sources said random samples of various sweets and salted snacks items were taken from the outlets. Milk based preparations were also taken for testing. Department officials said the samples of Chhena, Boondi and laddoos taken from Nadia Misthanna at Sakchi were found to be adulterated. Samples of Paneer, Chhena, laddoo, besan and khoya were found adulterated at Hare Krishna sweets shop. At Bistupur, rasgulla samples collected from Chhappan Bhog, Bistupur, were found to be adulterated. Chhena, Rajbhog and a yellow sample taken from Girish outlet at Bistupur were found to be adulterated. A masala kulchha item at a roadside cart in Bistupur was found to be adulerated with Kamdhenu colour.
The team also conducted surprise inspections in restaurants, sweets shops and eateries at Mango. Maida adulteration was detected in few food items at some outlets.
The mobile food testing lab team members included Neha Kausar, Sneha Srivasava, Rahul Alex Tigga, Udai Kumar and Food Safety Officer of East Singhbhum Mohammad Manzar.
The officials warned the owners and managers of all sweets shops, restaurants and eateries of strictly complying with the food safety norms and abstain from using adulterated products or adulterating food items. They also ordered them to put best before and manufacturing dates of food items on display.