Kapurthala October,19,2020: Food Wing Kapurthala has started checking drive keeping in view of the festival season and inspected FBO’s (Food Business Operators)especially Sweet Shops, Milk Dairies.
Harjot Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner Food along with Food Safety Officers Sh. Satnam Singh and Mukul Gill seized 43 samples in the last week mainly of Sweets like Khoya Burfi, Milk Cake, Rasgulla, Gulab Jamun, Patisa, Petha, etc. and Milk, Paneer, Desi Ghee, etc. from different areas of the district. In the coming time, Wing will also check cold stores and other such places which may be used to store sweets and the team will also have an eye on railway stations to check khoya or other such items likely to be transported from other States.
Sweetshop owners are directed to display “Best Before Date” on loose sweets as directed by FSSAI ;
Not to store khoya/sweets in cold stores; however, they can store sweets/khoya for a limited period only in their own cold chambers situated inside their own sweet shop beside Not to procure khoya/sweets from other states/other districts as it is deemed to be of inferior quality and is usually supplied under inferior storage/transport condition ;
However, they can procure khoya/sweets only from manufacturers of good repute/ manufacturer they can trust, as far as the quality of sweets is concerned.
To prepare fresh sweets and other food items for sale to the public depending upon the shelf life of individual food item as with the passage of time due to microbial growth quality gets deteriorated.
FBO’s (Food Business Operators) shall decide and display the “Best Before Date” of sweets depending upon the nature of the product and the local conditions e.g. temperature, moisture, etc.
Assistant Commissioner Food seeks cooperation from all the Food Business Operators, so that safe, pure and healthy food items are made available to the general public during the festival season, so that festival is celebrated in its true spirit.