When chemical is mixed with food to make it look fresh and attractive, it is called food-adulteration generally formalin is mixed with fish and vegetables to prevent their decay. Nowadays foods are often adulterated. In hotels and restaurants stale and rotten foods are mixed with fresh foods and served to the customers. Fish and vegetables are adulterated by mixing with them chemicals and other preservatives in order to make them look fresh. Bakery and confectionery products are also prepared by using toxic substances and thus they get adulterated.
Junk food contains harmful chemicals. Even fruits, milk and beverages are also adulterated. In fact, all kinds of foods and food articles are adulterated by dishonest and greedy businessmen and shop keepers for quick and unearned profit. Adulterated foods are a serious health hazard.
Food adulteration is the process in which the quality of food is lowered either by the addition of inferior quality material or by extraction of valuable ingredient. They cause many fatal diseases and even death. Food adulteration has become an alarming problem in our country. Dealing in adulterated food is a great crime. The criminals have to be identified and punished. Public consciousness should be created so that they may become careful about buying foods and food articles. The dishonest and greedy food dealers should be looked down upon in society. The relevant Departments of the government should remain even vigilant against food adulteration and gear up their activities. It is encouraging that, government has taken appropriate measures to remove this problem punish the criminals and save the people from this dreadful scourge.