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Adulterated sweets, no one to see! 

 Sacchidananda Deshdoy, (Assasuni) Satkhira

 Published: 01:20 PM, 24 April 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Although there are different colors of signboard and packaging of sweets, these are made from adulterated casein and synthetic colors in different sweet shops of Assasuni’s Hatbazar. 

The sweets are being made in the worst way in the sweet shops of villages’ hatbazar. And this rasgulla, pantua, kalojam, ledikeni, sandesh, roshmalai are being made in an unhealthy environment. And ingredients such as formalin containing adulterated casein, synthetic colors are mixed with sweets. 

Although the anti-adulteration campaigns were being carried out in food and fruit shops, as well as the sweet shops and factories in Assasuni’s shop were left behind. The adjacent of the factories of different hats and bazaars are so dirty that anyone can shock by seeing this. Raw toilet facilities are also built beside these shops.  

When visiting the different sweet shops, it was seen that the sweets are made from adulterated milk casein. When the milk casein arrives at the factory, varieties of diseases have been mixed including its properties. In the sweet factories, the milk has condensed by mixing with soda and boric powder. Normally, 1kg of casein is made from 5-6 kg of milk, but 1kg is produced from 3-4 kg of milk in the adulterated process. 

Apart from this, formalin is being used to keep or maintain good milk for a long time. Dalda is mixed to increase the amount of fat in without butter casein. Most of these sweets are made from casein. The environment in which the sweet is made is also unhealthy and dirty, many sweet artisans say.

According to sweet artisans, adulterated caseins were being marketed by mixing with the previously mixed sweet. Not only this, biscuit powder is used to increase the taste of sweets. 

It is found in a sweet shop in the Budhhata Market of Ashashuni, that the sweet artisans are making sweet by mixing casein and flour in polythene packets on the floor. On the other hand, a sweet factory is found in the Kullar Mor, the sweets are made in such an environment of artisans’ sweat in the heat. The environment here is so dirty that anyone would be seen to be scared.

Mobile courts have been fined several times, but they are returned to the old look.

Arun Kumar Banerjee, Assasuni Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer said that its called inedible if the sweets are made from adulterated caseins. Also, the colors used in sweets are harmful to health. It can cause major harm to organs such as limb, heart, liver. “If there is a use of formalin, then there is a risk of liver failure, paralysis, and cancer,” he added.