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558 litres of expired cooking medium confiscated

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Sep 7, 2018, 5:17 pm IST
Updated Sep 7, 2018, 6:04 pm IST
Seize 1602 litres of cooking medium, 930 kg vanaspati and 800 litres refined soyabean oil...
Big haul by Food Safety Teams
 Big haul by Food Safety Teams

Continuing with the inspections, the Food Safety teams made a big haul by nailing two tankers carrying suspected refined palm oil of 28MT and 27MT each and seizing 1602 litres of cooking medium, 930 kg vanaspati and 800 litres refined soyabean oil along with confiscating 558 litres of expired cooking medium, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab.

                          nailing two tankers carrying suspected refined palm oilNailing two tankers carrying suspected refined palm oil

It was informed that Food Safety Team Mansa along with Dairy Department raided a lite/cooking medium manufacturing unit at Sardulgarh. The product was claimed to be prepared from milk fat but there was no trace of milk fat on the site. The owner admitted the flaw. The team thereafter seized 89 boxes of cooking medium (1602 litres), 930 kg vanaspati,  800 litres refined soyabean oil. Samples of cooking medium , vanaspati and refined soyabean oil were taken for analysis.

                          1602 litres of cooking medium, 930 kg vanaspati seized1602 litres of cooking medium, 930 kg vanaspati seized

Also expired stock including 31 boxes (558 litres) of packed cooking medium and 390 litres loose of cooking medium in tins was also seized. In a special Naka was set up by Food Safety Team, SBS Nagar at Garhshankar road Nawanshahr to trap suspected food items being transported from other states. Two tankers carrying refined palm oil of 28MT and 27MT each, being transported by two companies of Gujarat. Samples of suspected refined palm oil were taken from each tanker.

                           packed cooking medium and 390 litres loose of cooking medium in tins was also seizedPacked cooking medium and 390 litres loose of cooking medium in tins was also seized

Team Mukatsar along with police department, seized 23 litres of cooking medium  branded as Aman Lite and  25 kg of  duplicate Desi Ghee branded as Haryana Deep from Sidana Shop, Gur Bazar Malout. Samples were taken for further probe. Food Safety Team Fatehgarh Sahib in a joint raid with Dairy Department conducted at raid at 3 a.m. at Inder Dairy, Village Sarkapra,  Chunni Kalan. Stock of milk 200lt, Paneer 400kg, Dahi 300kg, Cream 40kg, Khoya 35kg, Milk powder 200kg was found. Samples of milk and milk products were taken. Spoilt products including 40kg curd, 60lt milk and 2kg cream were destroyed on the spot.

25 kg of  duplicate Desi Ghee seized25 kg of  duplicate Desi Ghee seized

Joint Food Safety Teams of Jalandhar and SBS Nagar along with dairy development teams raided the residence of owner of Manak Dairy, Vpo Chakdana and found about 1.5 quintals of mixed milk, about 5 litres of cow's milk, and about 50 kg of desi ghee. The team took samples for analysis. Food Safety Wing Pathankot along with Dairy department Pathankot jointly inspected the sweets shop and Dairy of Narot Jaimal Singh and Fatehpur where about 50 kgms of low Quality khoya and about 50 kgms of Spurious paneer and 25 kgms of chum chum of pink shade which was made by adding non permitted synthetic colour was found.

                           The team took samples for analysisThe team took samples for analysis

The entire stock was destroyed with the consent of FBO. There was one pack of ‘Krishna’ Burfi weighing 10 kg , in a single block. It was totally misleading and destroyed on the spot. In Mohali at village Ballo Majra , 20 quintal substandard Paneer, 89 kg butter and 10 kg  khoa was found and destroyedwith the consent of the FBO.

                         The entire stock was destroyed with the consent of FBOThe entire stock was destroyed with the consent of FBO

Besides, sampling of milk and milk products was done at border areas of Ferozepur and Fazilka. 55 Samples of sub standard Khoya burfi, dahi, milk, desighee, paneer, milk cake, lalmirch and haldi were taken at Quadian and Sathhali in Gurdaspur District.

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