1,500 kg adulterated glucose worth Rs 1 lakh seized in raids
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 10:19 AM |
VIJAYAWADA: Upon receiving complaints from the public regarding supply of energy powders, officials of the food safety department, in association with task force officials, conducted raids at Sri Anjaneya medicals and Swastik products godown in One Town area on Thursday.
As part of the raids, the officials have seized 1,500 kg of loose glucose powder worth Rs 1 lakh.Speaking to Express, assistant controller of food safety N Purnachandra Rao said that the accused Tadepalli Tukaram has been repacking glucose powder in unhygienic conditions after procuring stocks from branded companies like Dabur, Swastik, Doctor’s-D and Glucon-D.
Another violation observed by officials is that the accused has been mimicking branded glucose company names, creating his own brand and supplying products to nearby medical and pharmacy shops, Rao said.
“We have seized the stocks suspecting it was made of rice, starch powder and sugar.
The accused was sent to police custody and samples have been sent to a lab in Hyderabad for a detailed analysis,” Rao added. Similar raids were also conducted on Papad manufacturing company in Radha Nagar of Payakapuram. The officials have seized 5,000 papad packets worth of Rs1 lakh being prepared in unhygienic conditions. Moreover, the manufacturers were selling the products by mimicking branded papad companies.