Your sweets this Diwali might be adulterated. Of the 539 samples that the Delhi government’s Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) picked up, 44 have been found adulterated.
“Keeping in view the festive season, 30 samples of sweets were lifted in the past
three days. A total of 652 samples have been lifted during the last 73 days. Of these, 539 samples were tested and 44 have been found to be faulty,” said Ashok Kumar Walia, Delhi health minister.
Walia has also directed the department to act swiftly to curb adulteration in food
items by lifting samples in substantial number and by
ensuring quick testing in the laboratory to file cases under the new Food Safety and Standard Act.
Prevention of Food Adulteration department had lifted 30 samples of sweets, khoya and besan sweets between October October 14 to October 16.