A health department team raided over 30 shops to check the quality of Kuttu flour being sold during the Navratras, here.
Deputy commissioner (DC) K Makarand Pandurang ordered the checking following reports that over 50 people in Baldev Nagar and Jaggi Colony areas fell ill after consuming the flour on October 6 and 7.
Samples of the kuttu flour, sawank rice and singara flour were collected from the shops in Dal Mandi, Anaj Mandi, Prem Nagar, Model Town, Shri Ratnam restaurant on GT road and Baldev Nagar and have been sent for laboratory testing.
The DC directed the officers to take strict action against the traders indulging in adulteration and said any carelessness in duty would not be tolerated.
The DC said the sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) of Ambala, Naraingarh and Barara had been made nodal officers in their respective areas to ensure supply of good quality flour to the people.
He further urged the people to take a receipt from the merchant after their purchase, so that action can be initiated against them, if the food was found adulterated.