FDA seizes food items worth Rs 13 lakh


Satpur : Khoya, mava and sweets are in much demand during festive days. The Food and Drug Administration has undertaken a special drive to inspect manufacturers and sellers of various food items to ensure availability of good and safe food items to people. Food items worth Rs. 13 lakh were seized in last eight days, informed assistant commissioner (FDA) Umesh Vanjari.

A strict action is being taken against those manufacturers and sellers who found breaching rules and regulations of the Food Safety and Standards Act. 240 samples which were taken since Ganeshotsav were sent for inspection. The quality of Khoya, mava, edible oil, dalda, sweets, flour and gram flour are being inspected by FDA personnel. The action will be taken against concerned as per inspection report, Vanjari warned.

The FDA seized food items worth Rs. 13 lakh from Nashik division alone after it raided five places.

Citizens should inspect sweets while purchasing it. It should be purchased from licence holder or registered sweet shops. They should take bill from shopkeepers. Sweets which are prepared from mava should be consumed within 24 hours.

Bengali sweets should be consumed within 8-10 hours. If sweets taste different, it should be destroyed, it has been instructed. If there is doubt, one should contact the joint commissioner, FDA, 5th floor, Udyog Bhavan, it was urged.