No banned substance in Pappadam distributed through Onam kit, Supplyco reveals test results
Kochi: Supplyco informed that no banned ingredients were found in the pappadam which was distributed in Onam kit. The officials made the revelation after obtaining test results of the pappadam sample. Supplyco also asserted that the quality of the pappadam was found to be as per the guidelines of Indian Standard 2639.
Quality Assurance Officers collected samples of the pappadam from various depots for the test. Out of the 14 samples sent for test, test results of 3 were obtained. These results confirmed that no harmful elements, as per the food safety act, were found in the pappadam.
Humidity, pH level and alkaline content in Pappadam were found a little more than the prescribed level. But it is learned that the level of pH and alkaline varied due to the slight variation of the ingredient called ‘Pappadakaram’. Despite this, the pappadam was found to be safe for consumption.
Supplyco also informed that the samples were also sent to government analytical lab.