February 18, 2020
7000 litres of spurious ghee were seized by the team of medical & health office on Thursday from godown in Mendor Krishi Mandi here. the ghee was being sold under two brand names.
JODHPUR: 7000 litres of spurious ghee were seized by the team of medical & health office on Thursday from godown in Mendor Krishi Mandi here. the ghee was being sold under two brand names.
CMHO Balwant Manda said that information was received that Subhash Trading Company at Mendor Krishi Mandi has been dealing with spurious ghee.
“Our team raided the dealer and found huge storage of packed ghee in the godown of the company,” said Manda adding that the stock was seized and samples were taken for checking the quality. On checking the ghee was found to be of inferior quality after which a case against the owner was registered.
Manda said that entire material had been supplied from Delhi and the billing was being done at a meagre Rs. 200-250 per kg.
the company had been selling this ghee under the brand names Vanshaj & Mehak and was being sold as pure desi ghee.
considering the rampant adulteration and manufacturing of spurious dairy products, the CMHO has been constantly keeping a watch on the illicit trade.
“We had seized 2,798 kg of spurious milk cake from a unit in the city area last month, where chemicals had openly been used by the manufacturing the material,” said Manda.
The department had also seized 1000kg of spices from the same mandi, which also had turned out to be spurious material after checking.
These spices which included turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder etc.was manufactured and packed at a unit in Beawar and being supplied in the entire state.