2 units raided, found mfg spurious ghee & oil: FDA Haryana

The team collected 11 samples of ghee and oil from these units.

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A team of the Chief Minister’s flying squad in collaboration with the Food and Safety Department of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Haryana on Saturday raided two units reportedly engaged in the packaging and manufacturing of edible vegetable oil and desi ghee in Khatik Basti here. The team collected 11 samples of ghee and oil from these units.

Talking to the media, Sub-Inspector Shishpal Singh of the CM flying squad said they received a tip-off about the units allegedly being involved in manufacturing and packaging spurious desi ghee and edible vegetable oil.

FDA Haryana
FDA Haryana

A team was constituted and Food Safety Officer Shyam Lal reached at the unit in the afternoon and also called the police on the spot, he added. Shyam Lal said the raid was conducted on two firms — Jai Durga Trading Company and Durga Food Processor — owned by Vinod Mittal.

Jai Durga Trading Company is engaged in the manufacturing and packaging of desi ghee and we have collected six samples, including four branded — Bihari ghee pure ghee, Brij Gwala pure ghee, Radhika pure cow ghee and Shree Tulsi ghee — and two of open ghee from the containers, he added.

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Durga Food Processor Company is engaged in the manufacturing of blended edible vegetable oil and five samples have been collected from the unit, including two with brand names Haryana Special, one with Bansuri Gold, one of palm oil and one of Vanaspati ghee.

The firms have a valid licence from the FDA Haryana, Shyam Lal said. The samples would be sent to the laboratory for testing and it would be too early to say anything about the quality of the products, he added.

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