Indore : District Administration and Food and Drug Administration Department continued the drive against adulterated and unhygienic food products on Wednesday and collected samples from eight sweetmeat and namkeen shops.
A joint team led by SDM Anupama Nenama raided the shops and also imposed fines against three shops for preparing products under unhygienic conditions.
According to Food Safety Officer Subhash Khedkar, the team collected samples from shops of Banganga and Marimata areas of the city.
“We have collected samples of mawa from Krishna Sweets, Ayush Ke Namkeen, samples of laddu from Gaurav Sweets, milk samples from Rajesh Milk Centre, ghee samples from Gurukripa Sweets, sweet samples from Madhuri Sweets, Sanwariya Sweets and Thakur Refreshment,” Khedkar said.
He further said that the samples have been sent for testing and appropriate action will be taken against those found guilty.
The department also served challan to three shop owners—Gurukripa Sweets, Madhuri Sweets and Thakur Refreshment.
“Food products in this shop were prepared under unhygienic conditions. The workers were preparing sweets in the kitchen which faced leaking drainage water. The shop owners couldn’t show proper licenses as well,” informed Khedkar.
It is to be noted that the administration and FDA initiated a drive against adulterated food products to prevent the consumers from being served with spurious food products.
Misleading info leads food dept to launch train search
A false information, which alleged that kilos of adulterated mawa is brought to Indore from a train, turned out to be a dud, as police was not able to recover the mawa in the train.
Senior food safety officer Manish Swami informed that the department received a complaint of adulterated mawa being brought to Indore by a train on Wednesday morning.
“Acting on the complaint, we reached to the Railway Station and initiated a search operation. The complainant later said that some traders unloaded the mawa in Dewas as the information was leaked by some officials,” Swami added.
He further added, that they checked the bogeys and a found the heavy parcel described by the complainant but found betel leaves and Pan shop related products in it.
The complainant, however alleged that the mawa was coming from Bhind in the same train, and was unloaded by the traders in Dewas. “Some officials alerted the traders, who unloaded the adulterated mawa in Dewas. Similarly, large quantity of mawa is still coming to Indore through buses but the responsible officers are in deep slumber,” the complainant added.
Joint-team collects samples from eight shops, imposes fines on three