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Ghee adulteration: Gujarat government seeks suspension of Dudhsagar Dairy MD

The adulteration of dairy solutions is getting a increasing issue in a number of components of the country. In the most recent instance, about 600 tonnes of adulterated shares of ghee were recovered from a person of the units of Mehsana’s Dudhsagar Dairy, prompting the Gujarat federal government to advise sacking of the Handling Director of the dairy union.

The registrar of cooperative societies in Gujarat on Thursday stated that there is a situation of negligence and dereliction of obligation in opposition to the Handling Director of Dudhsagar Dairy. The investigation is on and the Board has been encouraged to suspend the MD on grounds of dereliction of obligation.

Out of the full 172 batches packed by Mehsana Dairy Union, 118 batches with amount of 600 tonnes truly worth ₹40 crore were identified to be adulterated. The adulteration is stated to have been taken area for the duration of June.

The GCMMF has also initiated good quality tests of about 512 tonnes of ghee shares packaged at Mehsana Dairy and now lying at the branch warehouses. “If a sample fails in the good quality take a look at and identified to be adulterated, the overall stock will be despatched again to Dudhsagar Dairy at its own charge and will only add to the noted adulterated shares,” stated the GCMMF letter, signed by Handling Director RS Sodhi inquiring the Directors to take strict actions approved below the FSSAI pointers in opposition to people included in the felony act.

The letter also stated that considering the fact that the ghee was branded below Amul and Sagar brands, it was preferred to suspend despatches of all shares of ghee packaged at Mehsana dairy union. Also, it noted that there were reports of adulteration of ghee in its other brands ‘Dudh Mansagar’ and ‘Dudh Motisagar’. “Therefore, the good quality department of the Federation has encouraged to halt all despatches of ghee shares from Dudhsagar dairy,” the letter stated.

The Gujarat government’s Foods and Drug Command Administration (FDCA) has now initiated an impartial investigation into a possible multi-State adulteration racket.