New Delhi: Fungus, harmful chemical, insects and synthetic colour beyond permissible limit were found in various food articles and sweets lifted by Prevention of Food Adulteration Department of Delhi Government as part of a major drive. PFA officials said out of total 289 samples, eight were found totally unsafe and cases have been registered against the traders involved in the adulteration. The samples werelifted from various popular markets in East Delhi. Another ten samples were found sub-standard while eight others were found with fake labels. The samples were lifted in the last one-and-half month following a directive from Health Minister A K Walia. In view of the result of samples, Walia today issued afresh instruction to all out to lift samples of ghee, milk, paneer, cooking-oil, mid-day meals in schools, buck wheat inconsidering the forthcoming festive season. "We will come down very hard on the food adulterators and they will be punished as per provision of Food Safety and Standards Act," Walia said after a review meeting offunctioning of the PFA department.
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