900 litres adulterated desi ghee seized in Punjab

Chandigarh, October 6, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

Striking down once again on the adulterators, the Food Safety Team seized about 900 litres of adulterated desi ghee from a food business operator in Mansa, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab.

The manufacturer was allegedly involved in blending cooking medium/vanaspati into ghee and was selling it as desi ghee of different brands. The team discovered 13 boxes of Madhu Sagar desi ghee containing 222 litre ghee, 35 boxes of Keshav Ghee containing 550 litres ghee along with 12 boxes of Dairy King cooking medium measuring 125 litre.

Interestingly, the cooking medium used for blending was a Haryana manufactured product, said Pannu and added that it is being looked into as to why the cooking medium was procured from the neighbouring State.

In the meanwhile, the Food Safety Team Mansa took the samples of the ghee and cooking medium and sent them for analysis at the State Lab and sealed the premises of the food business operator.

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