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Crackdown against adulteration in Punjab, will ensure pure & quality milk & milk products: Dr Vijay

Deputes inter district checking teams, 65 samples collected across state

Health Minister says adulteration will not be tolerated, action to be initiated in such cases

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) In bid to check aduleteration in milk and milk products, a state-level inspection drive was kickstarted on Saturday, under which the teams collected samples from different places so that pure and quality milk and food products can be made available to people.

Disclosing this here today Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Vijay Singla said that seven inter district health teams carried out checking in various districts. He said that these teams collected as many as 65 Samples of milk and milk products and other food products.

Dr. Singla further said that in SAS Nagar checking team from Sangrur had taken 12 samples of which three are of paneer, two of Milk, one of khoya, one of cream, one of curd, one of ice cream, one of Milk cake and one of kalakand.

In Ludhiana district another

team from Amritsar seized 795 litres of suspected desi ghee from packing unit namely Punjab Agro Foods Village Mehlon focal point and took two samples of Punjab mail and Danvir brands desi ghee. Apart from this team took eight more samples including two of paneer, one of curd, two of milk and three sweets ( khoya burfi ,milk cake and pink chumchum) from various dairies and sweet shops.

In Amritsar district checking team from Kapurthala and food safety officer Jalandhar took five Samples, one of khoya, two desi ghee and two of paneer.

In Mansa team from Bathinda started early morning drive and took as many as 8 Samples including one of milk, two of paneer, one of khoya, one of desighee, one of cream, one curd and one of candy.

In Barnala District team from Mansa took 8 Samples out of which one of khoya, two of desi ghee, three of ice cream and two other milk products.

Likewise, in Sangrur District team from Fatehgarh sahib took 9 samples including two of khoya, two of paneer, one of milk, one of desighee, one of milk and three of traditional sweets.

Similarly, in Patiala district a team from Ludhiana took 13 samples of milk, desi ghee, paneer and butter.

The Health Minister reiterated that no one would be spared if indulged in adulteration causing harm to the health of people and strict action would be initiated.

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