Nalgonda: The district Superintendent of Police N Prakash Reddy, on Wednesday, cautioned the traders, owners of hotels and fast food centres not to indulge in adulteration of food items.
Serious action would be taken against those who are found guilty in the matter, he informed.
He also reminded that a special drive has been taken up to check the adulteration of food items causing adverse impact on public health. Owners of kirana shops should not sell adulterated groceries like chilli powder, tea powder, ginger garlic paste, edible oil and ghee, as manufacturing, transporting or selling adulterated food items is a crime.
He has also warned the owners of kirana shops and paan shops not to sell gutkha pockets, which are banned by the government. He pointed out that selling expired food items like meat, chicken and bakery items is also a crime as per law. The officer has also warned that action would be taken against those owners of bakeries and fast food centres, who have failed to maintain cleanliness in their kitchens.
The Superintendent of Police appealed to the people to inform the police if the sales of expired and adulterated food items comes to their notice in their respective areas.