Patiala, December 1
Officials of the District Health Department today destroyed 10 kg of insect-infested sweets at a shop in Nabha town of the district.
During a raid, the food safety officer (FSO) destroyed 10 kg of ‘rasgullas’ on the spot. However, the district health officer (DHO), issued a warning to the shopkeeper for selling such sweets.
The DHO, Shelly Jaitley, said, “We have already issued him a warning after we found insects in sweets. We have destroyed the sweets on the spot.”
Shelly said, “Health teams will inspect the shop in the future too. If any negligence is found, we will cancel the owner’s licence. We are regularly conducting workshops to guide food handlers to maintain cleanliness at their shops.”
Officials of the Health Department also destroyed three kilograms of ‘cham cham’ at a shop as it was unfit for consumption.
Meanwhile, health officials collected food samples of ‘khoya burfis’, ‘rasgullas’, ‘gulab jamun’, milk cake, and ‘mattar’. — TNS
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