Several popular food stalls and shops particularly those selling panipuris were found to be using sub-standard or poor quality ingredients following a test of food samples by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporations
The AMC had in all collected 460 samples during its checking as part of the festive season preparedness of which 10 were found to be misbranded, two samples were found to be substandard and six were declared as unsafe.
Interestingly the ones that were declared unsafe were from shops selling panipuris in Satellite, Jodhpur and Memnagar areas of Ahmedabad.
In the panipuri shops, the water used for the delicacy was found to be unsafe.
The shops where panipuri water samples were found unsafe included those from Bhavnaben Panipuriwala in Satellite near Prernatirth, Memnagar’s Kishan Pani Puri Centre and Jagdish Shah Pakodi Centre in Jodhpur.
The other places where the food or water samples were found to be unsafe included malai barfi from Ramdev Dairy in Isanpur, packaged drinking water from HL Sales in Dariyapur and Parshwa Sales in Sarkhej among others.
The AMC has issued notices to shops where unsafe samples were found.
The AMC had collected the samples in the last month. The samples collected also included flour and food items eaten during Shravana, oil, biscuits among others.
In all, 14 samples were suspected to be of poor quality and sent for further testing. As part of its checking, so far 10 shops have been issued notices and 27 kg of food items have been destroyed. In all 460 samples had been collected of which 421 were found to be of standard quality.
Ten of them were found to be misbranded, six were found to be unsafe and two were of substandard quality.