The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) Pune seized adulterated paneer (cottage cheese), curd and cream from Modern Dairy shop located in Camp area in a surprise raid.
During the FDA officials found out that the products were being manufactured in unhygienic conditions and unfit for consumption. The FDA administrative officials have seized a total of 561 kilogrammes of spurious curd, malai, paneer, and fresh cream collectively worth Rs 1,23,691.
This raid was performed as the FDA department has received a tip-off regarding adulterated food items being dispatched into the market from Modern Dairy. Suresh Deshmukh, joint commissioner, FDA, Pune, mentioned this when he commented on the reason to have this raid on Mordern dairy.
The products that were found not fit for the consumption were destroyed and the process to shut down the dairy was underway.
FDA had conducted several surprise checks at 100 eateries, earlier this month at creameries, milk establishments across the city. Most of the cases were attributed to unhygienic preparations, usage of acids and other colouring methods. The FDA officials said that all these things were violating the norms prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The products prepared like this are a serious threat to the public.