Bhopal: The district administration will collect samples of sweets, namkeens and bakery items from shops across the city before Diwali.
Senior food safety officer DK Verma said that teams from the food and drug administration department on Tuesday collected samples of milk cakes from a shop near Lal Ghati, mawa and rasgullas from another shop in Royal Market, paneer from a dairy and besan from a grocery shop on Ayodhya Bypass.
Samples of malai burfis and namkeens were also taken from a shop at Jinsi in Jehangirabad. Food safety officials had collected nine samples on Monday as well.
Verma said that prompt action is being taken on complaints of sale of adulterated or substandard edibles and requested citizens to lodge complaints in this regard with food safety officials in their respective areas.
Verma further said that Bhopal stands first in terms of collection of samples ever since the drive against adulteration, now known as ‘Shudh ke liye yudh’ was undertaken on July 19. So far, a total of 440 samples have been taken for testing, which comes to roughly eight samples from different shops on a daily basis.