The catching of approximately 2,800 kg contaminated mawa or khoya (thickened milk) through the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) in the city on Thursday shall only be a bit of an iceberg as stated out by the police. Raids performed by the FDA for the past 2 weeks signify trade of lot more adulterated food items flourishing in Pune.
Maintaining the festive season on mind, the FDA raided many places in and around Pune and captured thousands of kg of mustard oil, groundnut oil, chilli powder, turmeric and many more food products supposed to be contaminated.
The FDA has moreover found that silver foil on sweets is in fact aluminium, that if taken is extremely damaging.
On October 22, a squad fronted by food inspector Pradnya Surse captured 700 kg chilli powder costing around Rs 41,000 from Niti Griha Udgoy from Avsari Khurd, supposed to be contaminated.
On October 15, FDA squad including senior inspector Mohan Kenbalkar, inspectors Arjun Bhujbal, Ganpat Kokne and Anant Deshmukh searched Kargil India Private Limited at Kurkum in Daund and captured 49,932 litres of contaminated mustard oil.