Agra: A Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) team here raided various shops across the and region on Thursday, and found adulterated spices and oil being made in unlicensed units.
During the raid, the team found many unregistered spice manufacturing units in Shobha Nagar and seized large amounts of adulterated spices from them.
Food Inspector Ram Naresh Yadav said, “The owner of one such unit Manish Kumar Jain was involved in the adulteration of spices.”
He further said that Jain’s factory was not registered and the workers were working inside a locked factory. “The officials of the FSDA had reconnaissance of the factory two-three times, earlier and today (Thursday) we raided at the factory,” said Yadav.
Action will be taken against the factory owner Jain under FSDA Act, 2006, the official added.
Meanwhile in Khanduli, the team entered several shops, that were shut by owners evading the FSDA officials, and seized at least three quintals of mustard oil. The samples of this oil have been sent to the lab for testing, FSDA officials have said.