Ghee adulteration: Gujarat government seeks suspension of Dudhsagar Dairy MD

Lincoln Wylie

The adulteration of dairy items is turning out to be a growing worry in a number of sections of the state. In the latest occasion, about 600 tonnes of adulterated stocks of ghee have been recovered from one particular of the models of Mehsana’s Dudhsagar Dairy, prompting the Gujarat govt to recommend sacking of the Managing Director of the dairy union.

The registrar of cooperative societies in Gujarat on Thursday mentioned that there is a situation of negligence and dereliction of duty towards the Managing Director of Dudhsagar Dairy. The investigation is on and the Board has been encouraged to suspend the MD on grounds of dereliction of duty.

Out of the overall 172 batches packed by Mehsana Dairy Union, 118 batches with amount of 600 tonnes well worth ₹40 crore have been observed to be adulterated. The adulteration is said to have been taken position through June.

The GCMMF has also initiated top quality tests of about 512 tonnes of ghee stocks packaged at Mehsana Dairy and now lying at the branch warehouses. “If a sample fails in the top quality examination and observed to be adulterated, the whole inventory will be sent again to Dudhsagar Dairy at its individual price and will only insert to the documented adulterated stocks,” said the GCMMF letter, signed by Managing Director RS Sodhi asking the Administrators to just take stringent steps approved below the FSSAI pointers towards those involved in the felony act.

The letter also mentioned that given that the ghee was branded below Amul and Sagar brand names, it was ideal to suspend despatches of all stocks of ghee packaged at Mehsana dairy union. Also, it mentioned that there have been reviews of adulteration of ghee in its other brand names ‘Dudh Mansagar’ and ‘Dudh Motisagar’. “Therefore, the top quality division of the Federation has encouraged to halt all despatches of ghee stocks from Dudhsagar dairy,” the letter said.

The Gujarat government’s Meals and Drug Regulate Administration (FDCA) has now initiated an impartial investigation into a doable multi-Point out adulteration racket.

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