Saturday, December 05, 2009

'Every 5th sample adulterated’

Having a sweet tooth may necessitate possessing a stomach capable of handling adulterated food. That seems to be a logical conclusion for city residents if one looks at data procured through a Right To Information Act query. UT health department has stated in its reply to RTI activist R K Garg's question that every fifth sample taken from sweet shops this year had been found adulterated. Garg said samples that failed the test were of milk, khoya, cheese and curd. "In all these cases, the department has launched legal proceedings against owners of the sweet shops," he added.
The data is related to samples taken since January. Ten samples taken in November failed. Garg said, "Some of the dairies and sweet shops that provided such samples enjoy a lot of consumer trust."
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