Milk adulteration racket at chilling plant unearthed in Maharashtra
A milk adulteration racket was today busted at a Government chilling plant near Gondia in Eastern Maharashtra, officials said.india Updated: Aug 29, 2012 22:30 IST
A milk adulteration racket was on Wednesday busted at a Government chilling plant near Gondia in Eastern Maharashtra, officials said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of local police and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials raided the centre, located off NH-6 on Kohmara-Saundad Road under Duggipaar Police Station, and unearthed the racket, they said.
According to assistant police inspector Sachin Patil, the chilling centre, established in 1979, receives 5,000 litres of milk daily.
Rajendra Hanuman Prasad Dhole, an employee at the unit, use to mix around 200 to 300 litres of water in pure milk. To increase fat content, he use to mix non-permissible malto dextrine powder, syrup liquid and other chemicals in the milk, he said.
The raiding team seized powder used for adulteration and also destroyed some 500 litres of milk.
The milk from the chilling plant was being supplied to Chandrapur's Government Milk Scheme.
An offence under the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 has been registered against Dhole.