Ahead of Diwali, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has launched a special drive against adulterated sweets across the city in the festive season. The Food Safety Department of the Delhi government has directed Food and Civil Supplies Officers (FSOs) to check for the adulterated food items in their respective areas.
"All designated officers are directed to issue an order to FSOs concerned to carry out a special drive in the jurisdictional area of their districts for lifting of samples of khoya, sweets made from khoya, other milk products..." the Food Safety Department order stated.
Every year during the festive month, the national capital along with the other parts of the country faces a big challenge of adulterated sweets.
Keeping that in mind, the Delhi government has started the special drive to keep a close watch on the sweets being supplied in the national capital. The move will also tighten the noose around people involved in the food adulteration.
"The department teams will randomly lift samples at sweet shops and send them for examination," an official said, adding that the government will not spare anybody found playing the health of Delhiites and strict action would be taken against those involved in food adulteration.