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After liquor, cakes, biscuits and chocolates under FDA scanner

Pune: After liquor, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have now decided to get products like cakes, biscuits and chocolates tested for quality according to the guidelines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations in the city.
FDA, which is the supreme food safety regulatory body, would initiate quality checks across bakeries in Pune district for three days starting from December 21.
“We would visit bakeries and shops where cakes and biscuits are made and will check for the quality of raw materials used. We would also get samples tested to ascertain that there is no adulteration,” said a senior official from FDA.
FDA officials said that apart from checking the quality of raw materials, the conditions in which cakes and biscuits are made and the hygiene of people involved in making these items will also be checked thoroughly.
“During Christmas, a variety of cakes and biscuits are seen in the market. We would be checking those already made and ready to be sold along with raw materials in almost all bakeries on December 21, 22 and 23. This has been conveyed to all officials who would carry out area wise checks,” added the officials.
The officials said that apart from bakeries, they would also visit various restaurants and hotels in the city before the New Year to ensure the quality of food products sold and the hygiene maintained by the hotels.
“For celebrating the New Year on December 31, many Puneites are seen visiting restaurants and hotels. To ensure that no adulteration takes place in hotels and quality is not compromised, we would be conducting tests of food products in hotels as well,” said the officials.

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