Health officials seized a quintal of spurious milk food called khoya from the cold storage of a sweet shop in here on Saturday ahead of Dussehra and Diwali.
The adulterated khoya was found during raids at Jagdambe cold storage and samples taken for testing by health officials from other shops as well.
"Around 4pm, officials from the health department raided the cold storage and found 1,000 kg of khoya," health department inspector Kanwaljeet Singh said. "We took samples and sent them for quality check. We also took khoya samples from SK Sweet Shop, Madaan Sweet Shop, Surya-Di-Hatti, Bhagatji-Di-Hatti. We have sealed other items and taken these into custody. Appropriate action will be taken against the culprits after we receive final the report from the lab."
The offenders will be charged under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.
Ahead of festival season, the health department often conducts raids at sweet shops and cold storages, where huge quantities of prepared sweets, to be sold during the festival season, are stored.