Pune: FDA lens on sweet shops for quality, adulteration complaints

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pune, 26 August 2020: Every year during the Ganesh Utsav the demand for sweets increases, especially modak and pedha made of khawa. To meet the increasing demand many times khawa is adulterated. In this context, the department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will collect samples of sweets from shops. Eighteen FDA food safety officers have been appointed for the investigation.

This year Ganesh festival is being celebrated simply due to Coronavirus disease (COVID19) outbreak. Every year modak and pedha stalls are set up temporarily to fulfil public demand for increased sweets, whereas this time the stalls are not allowed. Therefore, the demand of modak and pedha have increased in sweet shops, to meet the demand they might use adulterated khawa. FDA teams will go to different parts of the city to inspect the sweet sellers and samples of the sweets will be collected for testing, said FDA officials.

Telephone number for complaint
Citizens should complain about adultration on toll-free number 1800222365 in case of any irregularities during the festival.