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FDA Pune shuts down Modern Dairy over adulteration

The FDA officials seized a total of 561 kilogrammes of spurious curd, malai, paneer, and fresh cream collectively worth Rs 1,23,691 on Friday

pune Updated: Apr 27, 2019 14:56 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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FDA officials said the food items sold at Modern Dairy violated the norms prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and is a serious threat to the public.(HT/PHOTO)

In a surprise raid conducted on Friday, the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) Pune seized adulterated paneer (cottage cheese), curd and cream from Modern Dairy shop located in Camp area.

The FDA officials seized a total of 561 kilogrammes of spurious curd, malai, paneer, and fresh cream collectively worth Rs 1,23,691 on Friday.

According to Food And Drug Administration officials, the products were being manufactured in unhygienic conditions.

Suresh Deshmukh, joint commissioner, FDA, Pune, said they received a tip-off regarding adulterated food items being dispatched into the market from Modern Dairy.

While the seized goods were destroyed, the process to shut down the dairy was underway.

Earlier this month, FDA conducted surprise checks at 100 eateries, creameries, milk establishments across the city. Most of the cases were attributed to unhygienic preparations, usage of acids and other colouring methods.

The officials said, that all these things were violating the norms prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and is a serious threat to the public.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 14:56 IST