Srinagar: The Food Department on Friday sealed the manufacturing unit of a leading sweet shop Shakti Sweets in Residency Road for running without a license since 2013.
The unit was also processing the food and sweets in unhygienic condition.
According to officials a team of Food Safety Officers, headed by Commissioner Commissioner Food Safety, Dr Kabir Dar inspected various food business operators in and around Lal Chowk .
“During the inspection, manufacturing unit of Shakti Sweets was sealed as it was found running without licence of by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India and in total insanitary condition. Utensils/ containers used in the manufacturing process were broken and rusted,” an official told Kashmir Reader.
“The unit was also run close to drain and toilet which was choked and bad smell was emanating from it. The machinery as well as the floor and walls of the unit were in bad shape and required immediate repairs,” he said adding that some harmful chemicals were also found within the premises. “The unit was sealed for further investigation besides samples were lifted for analytical purpose.”