UT administration seized and destroyed 200 kg of sweets that were unfit for consumption after raids was conducted at various sweet shops across the city on Thursday.
The drive was part of the administration measures to ensure that hygiene standards were maintained during the festival season. A team of two food safety officials- Bharat Kanojia and Surinder Pal Singh - conducted raids at Sector 14, Manimajra, Pipliwala Town, Gobindpura, Indira Colony, Shanti Nagar and the area around the railway crossing.
Sweet shops were instructed to strictly adhere to the safety standards mandated by the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The team also took samples of sweets like besan laddoo, gulab jamun and rasgulla to send them for food safety tests.