Pondy Liquor Samples Fail Quality Test

Published: 31st July 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY:After the  Maggie noodles controversy on food safety, now alcoholic beverages, including whisky, brandy and wine of some branded companies sold in Puducherry,  were found to fall short of the food safety standards fixed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under Food Safety and Standards (Contamination, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011.

The Puducherry Food Safety Department had found 23 samples that it tested randomly in 2014 (till September 30) not conforming to safety standards. Action may be taken on companies as the alcohol content in 22 samples were found to be lower than what was indicated. Improvement notice was issued to one company, the report said.

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