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Patiala birthday cake incident: Excessive amount of synthetic sweetener in cake ordered online sparks debate

Many people, in an attempt to surprise their loved ones, often opt for online cake orders without realising the potential risks associated with such purchases

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 23rd 2024 04:09 PM
Patiala birthday cake incident: Excessive amount of synthetic sweetener in cake ordered online sparks debate

Patiala birthday cake incident: Excessive amount of synthetic sweetener in cake ordered online sparks debate

Mohali, April 23: The recent tragedy in Patiala has left many parents and families in shock and distress after a young girl passed away shortly after consuming a cake. Investigations into the incident have revealed that the cake, ordered online for her birthday, contained an excessive amount of synthetic sweetener. The overdose of this artificial sweetener is believed to have led to the girl's untimely demise.

The incident has brought to light a concerning trend that has become increasingly common with the rise of online shopping and food delivery services. Many people, in an attempt to surprise their loved ones, often opt for online cake orders without realising the potential risks associated with such purchases.


In this particular case, the family of the deceased girl had ordered the cake online as a surprise treat. Little did they know that the cake they thought would bring joy and celebration would instead lead to the tragedy. Upon consuming the cake, the young girl fell ill and was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The use of synthetic sweeteners in cakes and other food items has been a subject of debate and concern among health experts. While these sweeteners are designed to provide a sugar-free alternative, excessive consumption can have severe health consequences, as tragically evidenced in this case.


The incident has sparked discussions about the responsibility and accountability of online platforms and food delivery services in ensuring the safety of the products they deliver. As more and more people turn to online platforms for their shopping and dining needs, there is a growing need for stringent quality control measures to be in place.

Parents and families are now urging others to exercise caution when ordering food items online, especially those intended for special occasions. It is essential to be aware of the ingredients used in the products, particularly when it comes to sweeteners and additives.

Health experts advise that consumers should always read the product labels and choose reputable sellers with a track record of quality and safety. Additionally, if there are any concerns about the ingredients or quality of a product, it is crucial to reach out to the seller or platform for clarification.

In light of this tragic incident, there is a call for greater awareness and education on the potential risks associated with online food orders. Platforms and sellers are urged to prioritise consumer safety and transparency in their operations, ensuring that products meet stringent quality standards.

The loss of a young life in such a manner has deeply impacted the community, serving as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance and caution in all aspects of online transactions.

- PTC NEWS

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