Inspection and sampling of food articles in UT of Chandigarh.

Chandigarh, 14th October, 2016: As per the order of Commissioner Food Safety, a joint team of Food Safety Officers Sh. Bharat Kanojia, Sh. Surinder Pal Singh & Sh. Bhaljinder Singh was constituted in lieu of the coming festival season for conducting inspection and sampling of food articles in UT of Chandigarh. On 14-10-2016 the team inspected area of Sector 18, Shanti nagar, Pipliwala Town, Mariwala Town of Manimajra, Chandigarh and seized three samples of different sweets. The said seized samples have been sent to the Food Analysis Laboratory for analysis & examination. Two improvement notices were also issued to these shops for not maintaining the hygienic conditions. About 130 kgs of sweets were destroyed which were found exposed to dust & flies and were unfit for human consumption. The FBOs were also advised not to use any prohibited colours in the preparation of sweets and to use good quality of edible oil and ghee in their preparations. The Food vendors were also instructed to keep hygiene and quality standards as per Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.