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3,390 litres of adulterated cooking oil seized from store

19,May, 2017
 

Meerut: The Food Safety and Drugs Administration (FSDA) personnel seized 3,390 litre of adulterated oil valued at Rs 3.71 lakh from a store in Meerut’s Madhavpuram while checking in cooking oil. As many as 11 samples of adulterated oil, including mustard oil, refined palm oil, vegetable oil and ghee, were taken from the spot and sent to a Lucknow laboratory.Giving details, Randheer Singh, designated officer, FSDA, said, “We have seized 3,390 litres of oil from the spot. This includes 510 litres of mustard oil, 720 litres each of palm oil and vegetable oil, and 1,440 litres of ghee from one STS Group situated in sector 3 of Madhavpuram on Thursday.”According to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) guideline, blending of rice bran and palmolein with mustard up to 25% to make refined vegetable oil is allowed, but authorities said they found tins and containers of palm oil at the spot which were labeled as mustard oil, which is illegal.“The store in Madhavpuram from where oil worth Rs 3.71 lakh was seized belongs to one Trilok Chand Gupta and he used to sell these items from this store only.

He also did not have the licence of the store, where he had kept mustard oil, palm oil and vegetable oil,” said Anand Dev, chief food safety officer.The raid was conducted on the basis of a tipoff received by the FSDA department on Thursday afternoon. “A many as 11 samples have been taken from the spot and sent for testing to the Lucknow laboratory. Once the report arrives – which takes at least a month’s time – action will be taken against the owner,” said Dev

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