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Maha FDA confiscates and destroys adulterated panels manufactured under unsanitary conditions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra, has confiscated adulterated “paneer or cottage cheese” from a dairy shop in Vasai district.

The FDA responded to a tip-off and confiscated supplies of raw materials used to make fake panels. FDA officials also destroyed 59 kg of the adulterated paneer valued at 17,700 rupees.

According to the FDA, these raids were carried out at New Om Sainath Dairy in Vasai East. The FDA has announced that officials have collected samples of paneer, skimmed milk powder, white flakes (adulterant) and palm olein oil for laboratory analysis on the premises.

During the raid, it was also discovered that paneer was being made by the owner in unsanitary conditions without a valid permit.

Officials said the premises had been sealed in consideration of the greater public interest and further procedures being carried out on the matter.

The raids were carried out under the supervision of Abhimanyu Kale, Food Safety Commissioner, and Samadhan Pawar, Joint Vigilance Commissioner, and other food safety officials.

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