Cheese unit raided, spurious milk & dairy products seized

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Ludhiana, August 21, 2018: A Ludhiana food safety team raided a cheese manufacturing unit in a Samrala village and seized huge quantity of spurious milk and dairy products. The check that started on Thursday night ended early on Friday.

Punjab food and drugs administration commissioner K S Pannu said, “Around 9.30pm, we received information that huge quantity of adulterated cheese was being prepared at a unit in Mutton village of Samrala and that it would be dispatched to markets at daybreak. Around 10pm, a food safety team of Ludhiana reached the unit, which was being run from a house. Even as the factory was locked from outside, workers were working inside. The team, along with the locals, broke open the lock according to timesofindia.indiatimes.com.

During the four-hour raid, huge amounts of spurious milk and dairy products were recovered. The seizure included 3 quintals of cheese, 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 litres each, 13 bags each of 25 kg of Verka skimmed milk powder and 4 bags each of 25 kg of other skimmed milk powder.

Health and dairy development departments conducted a raid at another cheese manufacturing unit in Haibowal around 9pm on Friday. The check was under way till the filing of the report.

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