Karnataka bans coloured cotton candy

Health Minister Gundu Rao warned cotton candy makers and restaurants making gobi manchurian of imprisonment if colouring agents are found in them.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 12, 2024 | 7:15 AMUpdatedMar 12, 2024 | 7:15 AM

Representative image of cotton candy. (Creative Commons)

After Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Karnataka on Monday banned coloured cotton candy due to the presence of Rhodamine B, a hazardous chemical compound. A laboratory test revealed the presence of Rhodamine B and other chemicals. Tartrazine, a chemical unfit for consumption, was found in gobi manchurian, forcing the government to issue a warning against its use.

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