A day after Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found adulteration in common food items sold in the city markets, activists and citizens have demanded better monitoring of the food and swift action against the erring manufacturers and traders for selling adulterated food.
Laboratory tests conducted by the Nashik division of FDA found presence of nickel in vanaspati ghee and oil, soluble colours in chilli powder, urea in milk and bacteria in packaged drinking water. Activists and citizens told TOI that as buyers, they are unable to detect whether the food is safe for consumption. Unless the government deals the issue with an iron hand, people will be at the receiving end, they contended.
Consumer activists claimed that the FDA action against these spurious food items is just an eyewash and officials were not making any sincere efforts to curb food adulteration. They claimed that most vegetables are mixed with colours…
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