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Six booked for selling adulterated products

MEERUT: The additional district magistrate (city) has filed a case against six persons as food samples collected from their shops by the Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) were found to be substandard. The results of the tests, conducted at a Lucknow-based laboratory, were received on Monday.
Giving information, chief food safety officer JP Singh, said, “During the festive season, samples of various foods were collected by the FSDA department over the last three months. Out of the total samples sent, as many as six were found to be substandard. Based on it, we’ve filed a case against them under relevant sections of the Food Safety and Standard Act (FSSA).”
The case has been filed against Modi Salts Pvt. Limited from Rajasthan (for substandard salt), Shiv Kumar Agarwal – owner of Vikas trading company from Madhavpuram (for substandard mustard oil), Ashu Singhal – owner of Bhagat Ji Sweets from Baghpat Road (for adulteration of starch in khoya sweets), Vineet and Jagannath – owners of different sweet shops in Nanglamal (for substandard khoya) and Ranveer – a sweet shop owner is Kastla (for substandard khoya).
Meanwhile, a three-member team of FSDA department also collected samples of milk from shop owners on Meerut’s Garh road and Hapur road.
“We took as many as four samples from Ram Kumar of Kinangar village, Zahiruddin from Ghosipur village, Bhure from Hajipur village and Imran from Kudhla village,” added the food safety officer.
The samples have been sent to the laboratory in Lucknow. The reports are likely to be out received in 20 days.

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