In the wake of upcoming festive season, FSSAI has asked states to set up mobile checking agencies for the adulterants and mixed impurities in the products like ‘Khoya’.
FSSAI in a letter to food safety officers of all the states asked to setup mobile testing labs to be positioned at the markets which are dealing immensely in sweets and Khoya.
The letter reads, “It is advised to carry out the exercise of positioning Food Safety on Wheels (mobile food testing lab) where available, on fortnightly or monthly basis in a random manner in all the prominent Khoya Mandis in your state or on the basis of specific intelligence input, especially in view of the ensuing festive season.”
The regulation came after a pilot project done by FSSAI in Khoya and mithai Mandis across Delhi and found an utter necessity of the initiatives.
A very positive feedback was received and accordingly it was decided to replicate the exercise across the country to boost consumer confidence,” said an official with the FSSAI.
FSSAI also asked food safety officers of the states to submit the report regularly at a particular intervals even in the non-festivities.
The official added that FSSAI received representation from sweets manufacturers requesting to check adulteration of khoya and only adulteration-free khoya and other similar loose products like paneer, milk and chap should be allowed for sale.