The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration on Tuesday circulated a video in public interest on food adulteration during Diwali.
In the video, an official from the administration instructed people to be cautious regarding sweets they buy this Diwali and not fall into the trap of shiny, colorful-looking sweets, which, in fact, are harmful for health.
She went on to explain how several shop owners are using unethical tactics to earn more profits and use more than 100 ppm (parts per million) of colour in their sweets.
Several ways in which the quality of the sweet can be checked were also explained by the official in the video. For instance, rub the silver foil (Chandi ka warq) with which the sweets are decorated and if the sheet disappears there is no adulteration but if it takes some other shape while being rubbed, it is a low quality aluminum foil that the sweet shop owner has used.
The administration, on the orders of District Magistrate BN Singh, has also been scanning outlets for adulteration and penalty will be imposed on the violators.
The video advisory during Diwali season by the food safety department of the administration comes at a time when both adulteration and sales of sweets is at peak.