Bakeries, sweet shops and restaurants across the state were raided Tuesday for checking adulteration in products, specially keeping in mind the festive season, officials said.
While samples have been lifted from many places, samples from four major bakeries sent for tests Dec 22 have been found to be adulterated, an official informed.
Food Safety Commissioner Badal Chatterji said four big bakeries in the state capital have been found wanting in quality of ingredients being used in dairy products, cakes and pastries, and have been served notices.
"We have taken a serious view of the reports and are taking action as per law," he said adding that licenses of such bakeries will be revoked.
The state government has also taken note of reports that a bakery in Moradabad was mixing animal bone powder in biscuits and action has been initiated against the company and notice served to its management, officials said.
-- Indo-Asian News Service