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Adulterated mustered oil manufacturing unit sealed in Ludhiana

12,September, 2018

Chandigarh: Continuing with its drive against adulterated mustard oil, a food safety team sealed a unit in Ludhiana for indulging in malpractice.

The team inspected and sealed an oil manufacturing unit near Ahmedgarh. While the manufacturing unit was located in Ludhiana district, a wrong packaging address of Sangrur district was printed on the packaging. Entire packed material, which was nearly 168 litres of mustard oil, was seized and the unit was sealed.

Food commissioner K S Pannu said the Fazilka food safety team in a raid at NG Oil Mill, Abohar found impure mustard oil to the tune of 725 litres. Samples were taken for further investigation and the stock was seized. The manufacturer was selling adulterated edible oil as mustard oil. The teams sealed the packaging part of the factory and an oil tanker was also sealed.

Meanwhile, an inspection of Krishna Traders, Hoshiarpur unearthed 180 kg of adulterated desi ghee. The stock was seized and sample of desi ghee and vanaspati were taken for investigation.

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