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Food safety officials check snack making units

8,September, 2019
 

Vadodara: With the sale of sweets and savouries peaking during the Ganpati festivities and manufacturers preparing these items in huge quantities, food safety officers of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) conducted a drive to check such units.

The civic body has also started a drive to promote healthy food habits among children.

Food safety officers checked 12 units making sweets and savouries in Gorwa industrial estate and collected eight samples of food items from there.

They also checked seven such units in the Mahavir Estate and the Karelibaug Industrial Estate during the drive and collected four samples from there.

According to officials, of the 19 units that were checked, 12 have been notified to maintain hygienic standards at the units. The officials also disposed of a 18kg cake that was found unfit for consumption.

The civic body has also started a drive to promote healthy food habits among school children. Going by the directives of the Food Safety Authority, Delhi, mascots are also being used for the purpose.

The mascots visited five municipal schools in the city to promote consumption of nutritious food instead of junk food.

The mascots will visit 15 other municipal schools in the coming days.

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