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Bid to burn 2 tonnes of chocolates not fit for consumption foiled

19,May, 2017
 

Food safety officials at the site where chocolates that had passed expiry date had been heaped for being burnt near Palayamkottai on Thursday.

Officials ask distributor to send them back to manufacturer

Food Safety officials thwarted the attempt to burn two tonnes of chocolates not fit for consumption in a land closer to the residential area near Palayamkottai on Thursday.

On getting information that a leading distributor of consumer goods and office-bearer of consumer goods stockists association had heaped 2 tonnes of chocolates that had passed expiry date in his land near Tirunelveli Taluk Police Station for destroying it, Designated Officer, Food Safety, Senthil Kumar and Food Safety Officers A.R. Sankaralingam, Ramesh and Kalimuthu rushed to the spot.

The distributor’s assistants, who had been entrusted with the job of destroying the chocolates, told the officials that they would usually burn the confection not fit for consumption in the distributor’s land as burying it in the land would spoil the soil texture. However, the officials told the assistants, who had brought the chocolates in three trucks for burning, to send it back to the manufacturer who would destroy it scientifically.

Accepting it, the assistants assured the officials that they would send the consignment back to the manufacturer.

Earlier, the Food Safety Officials took samples of ‘neera’ (‘pathaneer’) from the vendors on Thursday morning following complaints from the public that ‘artificial pathaneer’ was being sold by them by mixing saccharin in water. The officials, who warned the vendors that selling adulterated ‘pathaneer’ would land them in legal tangles and attract a few thousand rupees as fine, also told them to get the mandatory certificate under the Food Safety Regulation Act by paying the prescribed fee of ₹. 100.

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