The matter was heard by the division bench of Justice PK Jaiswal and Justice Virendra Singh, who directed the respondents to file their replies within six weeks. The petition has been filed by former corporator Mahesh Garg through advocate Vinay Zelawat.
The respondents to the petition are FSSAI, principal secretary of public health and family welfare department, commissioner of food safety and control, district collector and deputy director of food and drug administration department.
The petition said that as per the current system, all the food samples collected in the state are sent to the state capital for testing. The entire process takes around 15 to 20 days. Since all food items whose samples are collected cannot be seized completely, the contaminated batch might get circulated in the market by the time the reports arrive, the petition has alleged.