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FDA seizes adulterated food items

31,August, 2016
 

PANAJI: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials detained a consignment of defective and adulterated banana and tapioca chips on Saturday at Konkan railway station, Margao. The consignment booked by a Kerala-based firm AB, Chips Chalad Kannur for Goa market was brought via Konkan railway.

A team of FDA officials led by food safety officer Rajiv Korde, found the products misbranded and did not meet the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. They were also defective in labeling requirements and suspected to be adulterated with artificial colour.

The consignment estimated to cost 1.3 lakh was seized from the possession of one Sivagurunath. A sample has been sent for analysis to the FDA lab at Bambolim. The claimant of this consignment is M/s Universal Alliance Group, Quepem.

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