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Hazard: 10-quintal spurious sweets confiscated in Amritsar

punjab Updated: Oct 24, 2016 15:50 IST
HT Correspondent
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Health officials with the spurious sweets seized during a raid in Amritsar on Sunday. (HT Photo)

A seven-member team of the health department seized 10 quintal of spurious sweets from a bus here on Saturday. Health officials have stepped up efforts to check flow of spurious sweets during Diwali.

“We had received an input about the presence of spurious sweets in a tourist bus. The sweets were to be taken to villages,” said district health officer Dr Shiv Karan Singh Kahlon, district health officer, Amritsar.

“We have confiscated the sweets. We will wait for someone claiming the sweets, otherwise the sweets will be destroyed,” he said. The team also collected about 20 samples of different food products from different parts of the city for purity test. Health officials said their focus is on milk products as the adulteration is maximum in them.