Cotton Candy Completely Banned in Himachal Pradesh for One Year

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has banned the production, storage, distribution or sale of cotton candy for a period of one year till March 15, 2025, in the interest of public health.

The Himachal government issued an order regarding it on Saturday.

Cotton candy is a spun sugar confection flavouring and food colouring.

The Commissioner (Food Safety) cum Secretary (Health) of Himachal Pradesh in the order said that “storage, distribution or sale of Cotton Candy (going by whatsoever name) whether packaged or unpackaged is prohibited in the state for a period of one year” under section 30 (2) (a) of Food Safety and Standards (FSSA) Act, 2006.

The government took this decision as the examination of cotton candy samples from various districts of the state revealed that these products contain non-permitted and potentially hazardous colour contravening the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Use of non-permitted colours in cotton candy poses a significant risk to public health, particularly to children who are the primary consumers of cotton candy, the order said.

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