PANAJI: The Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) Goa on Friday confiscated a consignment of 400 kgs of adulterated food items, valued Rs 1.09 lakh. Foods items such as chips, samosas, tomato sticks, schezwan sticks, soya papdi, etc. were confiscated from a private bus parked near the Panaji KTC bus stand, near Mandovi bridge.
FDA director Salim Veljee said that preliminary spot-analysis on the food items showed presence of non-permitted colour, and the items did not carry the necessary labeling particulars/declarations, nor did the packages have any labels.
He said that the consignment was manufactured by M/s Natural Food Products, Aurangabad in Maharashtra and was to Goa via the private bus service, and was meant for sale at the upcoming carnival in Goa. The consignment was booked by Amit Mishra from Margao.