Mumbai: FDA shuts down 81 shops for selling contaminated food

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had carried a two-day drive against these roadside food shops FDA has sealed 81 shops for selling contaminated food. A fine has been imposed on 89 shop owners. Also, banned products such as gutkha, kharra, flavoured supari has also been seized during the raid

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The Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra has seized banned good worth Rs 15 lakh from the roadside food shops.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Joint Commissioner FDA, Chandrashekhar Salunkhe said, “To make quick money, the food shop owners are compromising the quality of food. The contaminated food can cause serious health hazards to people. The drive was undertaken in Mumbai, but now the raids will be carried out all over the state.”

The raids were carried out in Null Baazar, Dongri, Dharavi, Sakinaka, Chembur and Kurla area of Mumbai. During the raid, the Maharashtra FDA has seized one unit manufacturing flavored supari. According to sources, a number of banned products have been seized from the unit.

The Maharashtra government had constituted a team of 18 members, led by Joint Commissioner EOW Ashutosh Dumbre.