With the onset of festival season, the municipal corporation (MC) has stepped up its vigilance against the sale of adulterated and unhygienic food products. Taking stringent action against sale of rotten eatables, the team of MC’s health branch conducted raids at Reliance Fresh, Easy Day stores, and meat shops on Thursday. They seized and destroyed one quintal rotten vegetables, fruits and 60-kg meat from these outlets.
Following a complaint regarding sale of rotten fruits, vegetables and meat, a team comprising health officer Dr Vipul Malhotra, veterinary officer Dr YP Singh and other officials of the respective zones conducted the raids.
The officials raided Reliance store in SBS Nagar, and later moved to the Easy Day store on Dugri Road. In both the outlets they destroyed spoiled vegetables and fruits. The officials then inspected the meat shops selling unhygienic meat. They raided six shops out of which four shops were on Dugri Road, while two were opposite ATI College.
MC commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that he had received a complaint regarding the sale of unhygienic food products at Reliance store, so a team was formed to raid to inspect these stores.
He added that they will not allow sale of unhygienic and rotten eatables that can be detrimental to public’s health.
Last year too, the MC had conducted several raids on eateries before Diwali and destroyed a large quantity of sweets and meat that were not meant for consumption.