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Samples of milk, dairy items collected to check for adulteration in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

As many as 135 samples of and other were collected from different places in by teams as part of a drive against adulteration, officials said Wednesday.

The teams collected samples of 'desi ghee' (clarified butter), (curd), cheese, butter, 'khoya', 'burfi' etc., from various across the state, they said.

The samples have been sent to the State Laboratory in Kharar for analysis, K S Pannu said in an official release.

The is taking the matter of adulteration of very seriously and regular inspections are being carried out, he added.

"Our mandate is to ensure availability of and compliance with standards laid down by the FSSAI," Pannu said, adding that have been instructed to maintain strict hygiene and sanitary conditions.

He said besides regular inspection of and products, special campaigns focusing on like fruits, condiments and others were also being conducted.

The stated that action as per the & Standards Act, 2006 would be taken against the whose samples fail the quality test.

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 20:20 IST