Timely action by Food Safety Team Mansa, prevented a desi ghee adulterator from supplying the spurious content hidden carefully in a milk tanker, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food Safety Punjab.
He said that panicked over tightening of the noose around the Desi Ghee adulterators, the cunning manufacturers are trying to hoodwink food safety teams by resorting to new tactics, little aware that the teams are motivated and equipped to outsmart them.
Giving details of the seizure, Pannu said that on a tip off, the food team Mansa inspected a dairy at Bareta Mandi in district Mansa along with CIA staff Mansa.
Upon inspection the team found that a total of 59 quintals of suspected desi ghee was being prepared by mixing inferior desi ghee of two types one of which was being supplied from some another manufacturer and one was being prepared by the dairy owner.
The dairy owner prepared a brand named ANEEK with this mix and supplied thereof. A strange material/ chemical was also found on the spot which was being mixed with ghee to make the final product.
The team took samples and seized approximately 59 quintals of adulterated desi ghee.
The strange and most shocking part of the inspection was that 10 quintals of the adulterated desi ghee was carefully hid in a milk tanker, to be smuggled into nearby areas.