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Unhygiene: 1 quintal sweets seized in Ludhiana

The health department conducted a raid at Bajwa Nagar near Buddha Nullah and sealed around one quintal ladoo, which were being prepared in unhygienic surroundings, on Thursday. Besides, samples were collected which would be sent for lab testing in Chandigarh.

punjab Updated: Mar 20, 2015 12:03 IST
HT Correspondent

The health department conducted a raid at Bajwa Nagar near Buddha Nullah and sealed around one quintal ladoo, which were being prepared in unhygienic surroundings, on Thursday. Besides, samples were collected which would be sent for lab testing in Chandigarh.

The sealed sweets are 'seel ke ladoo', a product which is consumed by the people who observe fast during Navratri. The team was led by district health officer (DHO) Dr Abnash Kumar, district food safety officers (DFSO) Manoj Khosla and Yogesh Goyal.

The house is situated in the slum area, which is located on the bank of Buddha Bullah. Foul smell emanates from the drain, and the room where the sweets were stored lacked hygiene. This household business was owned by Vijay Gupta, who was not present during the
raid.

The sweets prepared in the house were kept in the open or on rooftop for moisture content to vanish. Such a process poses threat to the health of the consumers because of unhygiene.

DHO Dr Abnash Kumar said the samples will be sent to the Food Laboratory Chandigarh for testing. Nearly one quintal ladoo were sealed and next action will be taken only after getting the report of the samples, he said.

DFSO Manoj Khosla said, “We have asked the owner not to run his business in that locality, as it was very unhygienic and could lead to various health problems. A warning was issued to them and their stock was sealed.”

The DHO said, “We will conduct more raids at various places as Navratri fast is set to begin from March 21.”

Its pertinent to mention that during Navratri fast, people take 'kuttu ka atta', 'sabudana', 'singharey ka atta' etc and the local vendors don't care about the purity of these products.