Diwali: Maharashtra FDA begins crackdown upon shops to curb food adulteration

As the festival of lights is just around the corner, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated a stringent campaign to clamp down upon food adulterators in the state

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  • Recently, the FDA had inspected and seized more than 19,000 litres of adulterated milk from five entry points to Mumbai
  • Now, as part of an on-going drive against the milk and food adulteration in Mumbai. The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Department has begun a survey on the food manufacturing shops in Mumbai.

On October 19 and 20, the FDA had raided food manufacturing shops in Dharavi, Kurla, Hay Bunder road and Borivali. The officers have inspected milk products, edible oil, and a number of other products.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shailesh Adhav, Joint Commissioner Food, Maharashtra FDA said, “During the inspection drive, we have seized products worth about three lakh rupees. 12 samples have been sent to the laboratories for further investigation.”

Day by day, food and milk adulteration is becoming a menace for the common people. The FDA has launched a special toll-free number on which people can register complaints about food and milk adulteration.

Maharashtra FDA minister Girish Bapat said, “If any common person wants to lodge a complaint against food adulteration, they can make a call on 1800 222 365, which is a toll-free number. In response, the FDA will take immediate action against those who are playing with the health of people.”