Food Safety Teams seize huge cache of spurious Milk and Milk Products in Samrala

Food Safety Teams seize huge cache of spurious Milk and Milk Products in Samrala

Raids in Jalandhar, Patiala and Mansa also yield sizeable quantity of sub standard Milk and Milk Products

The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photos By T S Bedi

Working on a tip-off, Food Safety Team of Ludhiana conducted a raid at a Paneer manufacturing unit in an interior village of Samrala. The huge cache of spurious Milk and Milk Products(M&MP) were seized.

Giving details, K.S. Pannu, Commissioner, Food & Drugs Administration, Punjab said,” Around 9:30 pm , we received an information that huge quantity of spurious paneer was being prepared in a manufacturing unit in Samrala and it was to be dispatched to market at the daybreak. So, immediately springing into action Food Safety Team of Ludhiana conducted a raid at the said premises at around 10 pm.

The Paneer manufacturing unit was run from a house. When the food safety team reached there, the premises of the house/factory was locked from outside but the workers were working therein. With the support of locals the lock was opened and a huge quantity of spurious M&MP was discovered

The entire operation lasted for about 4 hours and a sizeable amount of spurious Milk and Milk Products were seized, including 3 quintals of paneer, 90 litres of palm oil, 5 quintals of ghee , 39 empty Palm oil tins of 15 litres each, 5 sealed palm oil tins of 15 litre capacity each and 13 bags of 25 kg capacity of  Verka skimmed milk powder and 4 bags of 25 kg each of other skimmed milk powder.

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