The use of colored cotton candy is prohibited in the state of Karnataka, according to a government order. The significant health risks associated with the use of artificial colors have prompted the adoption of this action.

In addition, the government forbade the use of artificial coloring in the making of Gobi Manchurian. This information was provided by Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Karnataka Health Minister. Karnataka has now jumped on the bandwagon to outlaw food coloring additives that raise the risk of cancer.

Goa, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, and Maharashtra are among the states that have already made this decision.

Why is Cotton Candy Banned in Karnataka?

At a meeting of the Health Department, Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao showed his concern about cotton candies. These candies contain potentially harmful ingredients. Thus, colored cotton candy was outlawed. If cotton candy is made with color, strict measures will be implemented. He further stated that colorless cotton candy has been approved.

Artificial Color Prohibition in Gobi Manchurian

According to the Health Minister, Gobi Manchurian is a vegetarian dish that is not subject to prohibition. However, Gobi Manchurian cannot be made with artificial colors. If artificial colors are used, strict measures will be implemented. Throughout the state, 171 Cabbage Manchurian samples were gathered.

Among them, it was discovered that 107 Gobi Manchurians had dangerous artificial coloring. Legal action under Section 59 of the Food Safety and Quality Act will be pursued if artificial colors are used.

In addition, food vendors who are found guilty face sentences of seven years to life in prison as well as fines of up to Rs 10 lakh.

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