During Ganeshotsav, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) collects sweet samples from shops to check for adulteration. It is also reaching out to all the Ganpati mandals, and food vendors supplying sweets to them, to make them aware about food safety.FDA actively does an annual testing of mawa, barfi and other sweets. Along with that, this year the FDA also conducted a one-day workshop for food vendors who sell sweets near Ganpati pandals as well as for the mandal members on food safety and hygiene.
FDA Commissioner Dr Pallavi Darade said that they will be conducting regular checks on food adulteration each year but this year they have called up few mandals registered with the BMC, advising them to track and take precautions at their end on the quality of prasad and food items distributed. Over 70 mandals and sweets vendors attended the workshop conducted by FDA and FSSAI. Devotees can complain about adulteration in food on FDA helpline number: 1800222365