Ghee adulteration: Gujarat government seeks suspension of Dudhsagar Dairy MD

The adulteration of dairy products and solutions is becoming a expanding issue in many elements of the country. In the most recent instance, about 600 tonnes of adulterated shares of ghee were recovered from a single of the units of Mehsana’s Dudhsagar Dairy, prompting the Gujarat govt to propose 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 carelessness and dereliction of duty towards the Handling Director of Dudhsagar Dairy. The investigation is on and the Board has been advised to suspend the MD on grounds of dereliction of duty.

Out of the whole 172 batches packed by Mehsana Dairy Union, 118 batches with quantity of 600 tonnes worth ₹40 crore were uncovered to be adulterated. The adulteration is mentioned to have been taken put during June.

The GCMMF has also initiated quality testing of about 512 tonnes of ghee shares packaged at Mehsana Dairy and now lying at the department warehouses. “If a sample fails in the quality take a look at and uncovered to be adulterated, the complete stock will be despatched back to Dudhsagar Dairy at its very own value and will only include to the documented adulterated shares,” mentioned the GCMMF letter, signed by Handling Director RS Sodhi asking the Administrators to acquire demanding steps recommended less than the FSSAI recommendations towards people included in the prison act.

The letter also stated that considering that the ghee was branded less than Amul and Sagar brands, it was wished-for to suspend despatches of all shares of ghee packaged at Mehsana dairy union. Also, it famous that there were studies of adulteration of ghee in its other brands ‘Dudh Mansagar’ and ‘Dudh Motisagar’. “Therefore, the quality section of the Federation has advised to prevent all despatches of ghee shares from Dudhsagar dairy,” the letter mentioned.

The Gujarat government’s Food stuff and Drug Manage Administration (FDCA) has now initiated an impartial investigation into a achievable multi-Point out adulteration racket.