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Patiala health department raids a shop and confiscates expired food items

The health department raided a warehouse on Saturday and seized 27 expired food items.

The raid was carried out after a child reportedly fell ill after eating an expired chocolate he bought from the store.

District Health Officer Dr. Vijay said that at the Narain Singh and Sons department store, they found several packaged food items displayed despite the expiry date.

Patiala food safety officer Jaswinder Singh said they had collected samples of seven food items from the store and would send the samples to the state laboratory for quality control.

Health ministry sources said many of the food items available at the department store had passed their expiry date a year earlier.

He said the eldest recovered but the youngest had to be hospitalized after she started vomiting.