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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Two jaggery units found recycling ‘outdated’ sugar in Yamunanagar

Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, August 12

Two units were allegedly found preparing jaggery by recycling outdated sugar and jaggery in Yamunanagar district.

On Tuesday, the jaggery units situated in the Bilaspur subdivision were raided by a team of the local administration, comprising Food Safety Officer Prem Singh, Naib Tehsildar, Bilaspur-cum-duty magistrate Tarun Sahota and Additional SHO of Bilaspur police station Chandra Pal Sharma.

According to information, the team found that the units were preparing the product by recycling outdated sugar and jaggery.

The team also found that the jaggery was being prepared in unhygienic conditions and most of the workers were not wearing masks and adopting social distancing.

The team members took the samples of the jaggery and sent for examination.

"We conducted a raid at two jaggery units on Tuesday. Samples of jaggery have been sent for examination. Further action will be taken after the arrival of the report," said Chandra Pal.

Sources said the colour allowed for food items was costly and some of the jaggery units used substitute of edible colour, which was toxic for humans.

Notably, there are about 350 jaggery units in Haryana, of them about 300 are in Yamunanagar district alone.

from The Tribune

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