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Dilip Kumar

Jajpur:  A duplicate sauce manufacturing unit has been busted at Kundal under Badchana police limits in the district on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and administrative officials from Darpan Tehsil carried out a raid at the illegal factory and seized some bottles, machines used to prepare the sauce, raw materials, artificial colour and essence. The food safety licence of the unit is being examined, police said.

The factory has been sealed following the seizure, officials said. Samples have been seized and sent to laboratory for examination, they added.

Further action will be taken after detailed report came, they said.

Police are also investigating its supply chain and root of the illegal trade. In September last year, Commissionerate Police had unearthed a major adulterated sauce manufacturing unit in Jagatpur area of Cuttack. Besides, several other spurious food processing units were busted from different places of Cuttack in the last couple of months.

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