Cancer-causing rhodamine in cotton candy; Kerala Health Minister calls for extensive inspection

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George said the food safety department would conduct widespread inspection for Rhodamine - a textile dye which causes cancer – which is being used in cotton candy sold in Kollam district.

A special Task Force, recently constituted to tackle food safety issues in the state, will conduct inspections across the state. Earlier, the Food Safety Department had shut down a factory in Karunagapally, Kollam, making cotton candy using banned colours.

Further, the area where candy was prepared also lacked cleanliness. The officials also seized packages ready to be sold in the market. The minister informed that strict action would follow and the investigation will continue vigorously.

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