In an apparent violation of the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) regulations, many sweet shops in Karimnagar sell products without expiry date labels on them.
This has earned the wrath of health officials who raided multiple locations recently, resulting in its seizure in few places.
It is also noticed that some of the drier units are adding industrial-grade or the non-food grade material for washing the cardamom, the Spices Board officials said.
Food safety regulator FSSAI also sought details of the tests conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), and raised questions over why its prescribed tests were not undertaken.
In a first in south India, FSSAI gave the certificate for fulfilling safety and quality standards