Food Safety & Drug Administration Takes Samples From Sweet Shops in Varanasi

Press Trust of India  |  Updated: July 14, 2017 10:49 IST

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Food Safety & Drug Administration Takes Samples From Sweet Shops in Varanasi

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In a surprise raid conducted at over two dozen installations including sweet shops by Food Safety and Drug Administration, samples of food item and 'prasadam' were taken in Vrindaban.

"During inspection, while nothing wrong was found in 21 shops, samples were taken from five sweet shops based in front of Bankey Behari temple, Prasad Bhandar of Bankey Behari temple and prasad of Shah Ji temple", Akhilesh Gupta, the designated FSDA officer said.

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About a week ago, Uttar Pradesh minister Ram Gopal Yadav had alleged that he had fallen ill after consuming 'prasadam' from Bankey Behari temple.



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"Earlier, the priests of the temple objected against taking samples, however, later they yielded when told that sample is being taken at the behest of District Magistrate", noted Anant Behari Goswami, one of the priests at the temple.



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