Stale festive sweet alert
Watch out while buying Diwali sweets. Food inspectors found stale sweets being sold and threw away over 10kg of the mithai from Katahari Sweets & Namkeen at Saguna Mor on Sunday.
- Published 16.10.17
Patna: Watch out while buying Diwali sweets. Food inspectors found stale sweets being sold and threw away over 10kg of the mithai from Katahari Sweets & Namkeen at Saguna Mor on Sunday.
The health department's food safety wing conducted the raids on sweet shops ahead of Diwali as adulteration increases during this time of the year because shop owners try to meet the bulk demand by cutting corners.
"The mawa sweet of the shop was found with fungus that was giving out a foul smell. Even the milk being used for the sweet had foul smell," said a food inspector. "The shop may have used aluminium foil instead of silver foil, but we can be sure only after a lab test. We collected sweet samples from the shop."
The inspectors also found sweets being prepared in unhygienic conditions at four shops. "The owners of all the four shops (Sri Baba Sweets, Katahari Sweets & Namkeen and Sai Sweets in Saguna Mor and Mohan Sweets in Machhua Toli) have been asked to ensure hygiene in their kitchens. We have collected nine samples from the shops which would be sent to the laboratory in Agamkuan. The results are expected in 20 days after which action would be taken," said a food inspector.