PHIs seize adulterated chilli flakes consignment

November 26, 2022   12:50 pm

The Public Health Inspectors have intercepted a lorry distributing chilli flakes adulterated with salt and wheat flour.

According to PHIs in Ambalangoda, at least 50 percent of this chilli flake stock was found to be adulterated in a report from the government analyst.

Speaking on the matter, PHI Hansika Nadeesh stressed that adulteration of food items can have a harmful impact on health.

Balapitiya Magistrate has ordered to destroy 368 kg of adulterated chilli powder consignment unfair for human consumption.

Meanwhile, a suspect arrested over the said incident has been imposed a fine of Rs. 30,000.

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