Nagpur: During this festive occasion of Diwali, sweets are made at various places by various manufacturers. These sweets are then sold in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in large quantities. While most adhere to important things like sanitation and other health precautions, there are many who use unfair means and use adulterations in manufacturing the sweets and in selling the sweets.
The officials of the Food and Drugs Administration have been having a vigilant eye over these sweet manufacturing units right from the Navratri festival. They have also raided many such units where such kind of unscrupulous elements make fast money by manufacturing adulterated sweets.
In continuation with the drive to apprehend such unscrupulous elements, the Food and Drugs Department officials found places where sweets were manufactured in unsanitary, dirty and in a place that flouts all the rules and regulations of the Food and Drugs Administration.
One such manufacturing unit is situated at Harihar Foods, Eastern Industrial Area, Chikhli Layout, and Kalamna. On October 20, 2014, officials of the Food and Drugs Administration Abhay Deshpande and Praveen Umap raided this place. There they found that sweets were packed in dirty and unclean bags intended to be sold in shops in Raipur. There the officials seized 600 kilos of Burfi estimated to cost Rs 96,000 from the owner Yogesh Ramawtar Gupta.
This drive was carried out under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs Administration Shivaji Desai and Assistant Commissioner of Food and Drugs Administration N R Wakode and N C Pawar.
While keeping a watch of the health of the masses, such kind of drives will be on. If anyone has any doubt about sweets made of Khova, the manufacturers, the distributor, the supplier and finally the seller, they can contact on Telephone number 0712-2562204. This appeal is made to the masses by Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs Administration Shivaji Desai.