Special / Attention Are you not eating expired sugar

Zoom News : Oct 02, 2021, 11:57 AM
According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), sugar that is more than two years old cannot be sold under any condition.

Do you check the expiry date before buying sugar? If not then this news is very important for you. According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), sugar that is more than two years old cannot be sold under any circumstances. Using expired sugar can prove to be very dangerous. Selling sugar after the expiry date is a crime, despite the fact that many shopkeepers in the market sell expired sugar in the greed of money.

Usually most of the people buy loose sugar from the market. It is advisable for such people to buy only packaged sugar or make sure the expiry date mentioned on the sack from which they are being given sugar. Also check with the shopkeeper. Not doing so can be harmful to your health.

According to the advice of experts, technically sugar is never bad. However, experts also recommend that after two years, even granulated sugar is no longer edible.

Expired sugar is reprocessed After the expiry date, sugar mills have to reprocess it to make it marketable. In this, sugar has to be melted and made sugar again. It costs a lot.

10 lakh tonnes of sugar will be expired in UP, 100 to 110 lakh tonnes of sugar is produced annually in Uttar Pradesh. Last year 125 tonnes of sugar was produced. At present, sugar mills have a stock of about 45 lakh tonnes of sugar. The Sugar Mills Association believes that despite all efforts, only 3.5 million tonnes of sugar will be sold by the end of the year. In such a situation, one million tonnes of sugar will be expired without sale. Re-processing will cost more. Regarding this, the Sugar Mills Association has written a letter to the government requesting it to relax the rules for its sale.

Strict rules will be applicable from November 2021 On November 17, 2020, FSSAI had issued a notification regarding packaging, labeling and display regulation. Accordingly, instructions were given to mark the production date on the sugar packets. It was also said that sugar cannot be sold after two years of production. Businesses will have to fully comply with these rules from November 2021.

Considering issuing 'B' category certificate, Additional Chief Secretary Sugar Industry and Sugarcane Development, Sanjay R Bhusreddy said that the sugar mill operators will not face much trouble. Old sugar can be reprocessed. By the way, there is talk of consumption of such sugar by issuing 'B' category certificate.