Chandigarh, October 23:

On the directives of Health Minister Punjab Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, in view of festival season the Food and Drug Administration Department has launched the special drive to check the adulterated food items.

The Minister said that during the regime of festival days, it is usual practice of the public to celebrate the festivals with sweets being a tradition in our country for sharing love and affection. The public is already under the fear of COVID-19 pandemic, assessing the situation, the Government has decided that no adulterated or spurious sweets containing Milk & Milk products would be sold into the market. The Food & Drugs Administration would ensure that the standard quality milk khoya & paneer and other sweets shall be made available to the public.

Strict directions have been issued to the Food & Drugs Administration in this regard. He advised to the sweet vendors that they shall take utmost care in preparation / processing of sweets especially made from Khoya or Milk that no product shall be made from adulterated material because the Government cannot afford to play havoc with lives of the people. He further advised the vendors to be cautious & directed the department to take strict action against the persons involved in adulteration.

A special drive to check this menace has been launched with effect from today.

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