Following the revelation over the presence of carcinogenic compounds in packaged bread food safety officers (FSOs) across the state have been instructed to collect the bread samples at earliest from their respective areas for evaluating the chemical contents present in the bread which is consumed in maximum households as one of the most preferred edible items.
“We have ordered all the food safety officers (FSOs) to collect the bread samples from grocery shops and retail stores. However, the department has yet not received any official notification from the nodal agency, Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) for conducting any inspection regarding the issue, the department is doing it on its level. Moreover, the department has yet not received any report from the labs. Actions will be taken after getting the final reports,” informed, Director, Food Safety, Ramesh Kumar Dubey.