JAIPUR: Fourteen samples of food including sweets, mawa and edible oil failed quality test in the city, which were taken during a campaign launched ahead of Diwali. Health department has issued notices to the owners of shops and factories, which produced the food items failed quality test.
Officials said that they have given one month time to them to appeal for re-testing of food samples. They said that if the samples failed even in re-testing, they will produce challan in the court against the traders and shopkeepers for selling food items which are unsafe and sub-standard.
According to the health department officials, they had collected 61 samples of food items during 10-day campaign against food adulteration ahead of Diwali festival. The campaign was launched by the health department in all the districts of the state.
Out of the 14 samples tested for quality, four of them were found to be “unsafe” for human consumption. Besides, there were 10 other food samples which were found of sub-standard quality. In Jaipur, four samples of edible oil and milk cake failed the quality test.
Officials said on October 21, they had unearthed a factory of edible oil which was selling branded oil without Agmark standard. The factory was also manufacturing duplicate of famous edible oil in Paota in Jaipur district. The food inspectors had found that the company was producing edible oil and packaging it for selling it in the open market.