Cuttack: In yet another crackdown on food adulteration, a joint team of Jagatpur Police and Food Safety officials on Monday busted a spurious ghee manufacturing unit in the Jagatpur Industrial area of the town.
A huge quantity of spurious ghee worth over Rs 1 crore, chemicals, packing materials and machines were seized during the raid.
Acting on a tip-off, the police made a swoop at the manufacturing unit and confiscated the stock of spurious ghee.
“The factory was manufacturing spurious ghee using palmolein oil and other chemicals, which is against the food safety standards. The packaging date mentioned on the product’s label was found to be two months in advance,” said Prateek Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cuttack.
According to sources, the fake unit at Jagatpur was using labelling stickers of reputed brands to sell the products in local market at a premium.
Nevertheless, the back to back raids and recovery of large quantity of spurious and duplicate eatables (and other products) has revealed that the Millennium City has, of late, has become an adulteration hub. Recently, fake gutkha (tobacco), sauce, honey, gangajal and ghee manufacturing units had been busted in the city.