4000 hawkers of Panipuri in Gujarat use spoiled water and chickpeas

Gandhinagar, 30 July 2021
There is usually an increase in diseases like diarrhoea, vomiting and fever during the monsoon season. So on the other hand people are eating fast food instead of eating more healthy food. The craze of eating Panipuri is very high among the people. If you are eating panipuri at this time i.e. during the monsoon season, then you need to be cautious. This is because the Panipuri shops and hawkers operating at different places in the state were raided by the officials of the State Food and Drugs Department. During the raid 1500 kg of spoiled and stale potatoes were destroyed.

According to the report, the officials of the Food and Drugs Department were probing what kind of ingredients were used in making Panipuri, including Panipuri shops and hawkers operating at different places. During the investigation, officials of the Food and Drug Department destroyed 1500 kg of inedible potatoes. The officials also destroyed 1,335 liters of non-edible water. The cost of potatoes and water that has been destroyed is estimated to be more than Rs 90,000. Apart from this, the officials of the Food and Drug Department took 636 samples and sent them to the laboratory for testing to check the quality of raw materials including sauce, water, potato pulp.

Action was taken by the Department of Food and Drugs to prevent the corona epidemic and the epidemic spread during the monsoon season. This action has stirred up the hawkers selling panipuri across the state. It is noteworthy that in the last 15 days, there has been an increase in water-borne diseases in Ahmedabad. The cases of diarrhea and vomiting are increasing. A laborer died during treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a labor colony in Jagatpur area of ​​Ahmedabad. The officials of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s health department are spraying the area in the eastern region to check the spread of mosquito-borne diseases and have also started looking for breeding grounds for mosquitoes.