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Food safety officials seize gutka, expired soft drinks

20,August, 2016
 

Health alert:Food safety officials destroy the seized tobacco products on Thursday; (right) officials check the expiry date of products at a shop in Vellore.

Food safety officials conducted raids in shops and seized banned gutka and soft drinks that were kept past their expiry date.

Designated Officer (food safety) for Vellore district, V. Senthilkumar along with other officials Gowri Sundar and Nageswaran conducted a raid in Arcot Road in Vellore on Thursday.

They inspected about 35 shops and seized banned gutka sachets and expired soft drinks valued at Rs.15,000. “They were all destroyed and the shop keepers were warned against selling banned products,” Dr. Senthilkumar said.

“Two hotels were found unhygienic and authorities had issued notices to them,” he added.

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