Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, June 14:
Following complaints of inferior quality against beverage of a particular popular brand by some customers, Health department officials of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) raided a large commercial establishment and several shops in Odisha’s Cuttack city and seized the products.
After Swiss multinational food and beverage company Nestle took its noodles products under the Maggi brand name off the shelves in India following complaints of lead and Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) found in them in quantities higher than the prescribed limits, the focus has now shifted to cold beverages.
A special squad of the CMC’s Health wing Saturday raided a large commercial establishment on Cantonment Road and some shops and hotels in Badambadi area of the city and seized carbonated beverages of a popular brand and sent the samples for testing its quality and contents.
While the squad comprising food inspectors led by Health Officer of CMC Dr P K Pradhan seized 12 bottles of carbonated beverages (cold drinks) of a particular brand from the commercial establishment at Cantonment Road, it examined the quality of food served at several hotels at Badambadi while destroying 50 kg of food on finding them to be of inferior quality. The squad also checked quality and expiry dates of carbonated beverages in this area.
Dr Pradhan said the raids were conducted on the basis of complaints received by the CMC about inferior quality of the product. “However, no products were found to have crossed their expiry date. But we have seized samples to check their quality,” he added.