The festive season has begun and with just few days left for the much loved and grandly celebrated Ganeshutsav, markets have started to get crowded. Ganeshutsav is celebrated with much fervour and has huge fanfare in Maharashtra. However, no festival is complete without sweets.
With the beginning of the festive season, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is already on its toes to make sure that the city residents don’t fall prey to adulterated sweets and other food items consumed during the festive season. The most adulterated items during this season is Milk and Khova as the demand increases. Therefore FDA has appealed consumers to beware while buying these products from the market.
Recently the department has seized adulterated and unpackaged oil worth lakhs of rupees as part of operation against adulterated oil. Apart from this, it is learnt that the department will start action against food and sweets adulterers after August 15. In addition, based on the information received, raids will also be carried out at various places in the city.
The department had also raided several food and edible oil vendors and sent the samples of seized materials to the laboratory for examination. However, due to delay in getting the results from the laboratory, the department is unable to take action against the culprits.
To tighten its grip against such culprits, the Food and Drug Administration has launched a campaign to curb this adulteration. Consumers are urged to lodge a complaint with the department if they have any complaints about the quality of food. According to the FDA, the investigation is hampered by the manpower issue facing the FDA due to the corona and inadequate equipment.