New Delhi, Oct 23: The Delhi government has launched a special drive to keep a check on adulterated sweets across the city in the ongoing festival season.
The Food Safety Department of the Delhi government recently issued an order directing Food and Civil Supplies Officers (FSOs) to carry out the drive against adulterated food items in their respective jurisdictions.
"All designated officers are directed to issue an order to FSOs concerned to carry out a special drive in the jurisdictional area of their districts for lifting of samples of khoya, sweets made from khoya, other milk products..." the order stated.
The move is aimed at keeping a close watch on the sweets being supplied in the national capital. It also aims to tighten the noose around people who are involved in food adulteration, an official said.
He said strict action would be taken against those involved in food adulteration. "The department teams will randomly lift samples at sweet shops and send them for examination," the official said. "The government will not spare anybody found playing with the health of Delhiites," he added.