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Delhi HC seeks govt response on plastic egg, vegetables coming from China

There have been instances where adulterated food items like plastic eggs and vegetables have been found, especially in the metropolitan cities.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2017 21:03 IST
There are claims that adulterated food items like plastic eggs and vegetables were being imported from China and sold during the off-season, especially in the metropolitan cities.
There are claims that adulterated food items like plastic eggs and vegetables were being imported from China and sold during the off-season, especially in the metropolitan cities.(HT Photo)

The Delhi high court on Friday sought a response from Central government on a plea alleging that vegetables and eggs made of plastic were being imported from China and sold in Indian markets.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra asked the government to respond on the PIL and posted the matter for July 19.

Social worker Chand Jain, who filed the PIL through advocate Sugriva Dubey, claimed that adulterated food items like plastic eggs and vegetables were being imported from China and sold during the off-season, especially in the metropolitan cities.

These adulterated food items affecting the health of people, said the plea while seeking direction to government to take samples of these plastice eggs and vegetables and examine their quality to protect the health of public.

The plea also said that the government should conduct raids at places where such commodities were being stored.