MUMBAI : Around2,500 kg of adulterated paneer was seized from two dairies in Vasai on Wednesday by the Vasai police during a raid. The spurious paneer is totally worth around Rs 7.50 lakhs.
Said Vijaykant Sagar, ASP, Vasai, we got a tipoff that two dairies - Ajay Dairy and Sainath Dairy- in Vasai were manufacturing spurious paneer using sulphuric acid, urea, skimmed milk, detergent, and other chemicals. The adulterated paneer was sold to resorts, hotels, roadside dhabas.small time caterers, and other eating outlets at around Rs 350 per kg of adulterated paneer,said Sagar.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thane have taken samples of the adulterated paneer and sent it lab testing and we are awaiting its report, while we have sealed the two dairies,said Sagar. We will book the dairy owners for cheating, adulteration of food and sale of noxious food and drink as soon as we receive the FDA test reports, said Sagar.
In late January 2019 the police had raided a factory which was manufacturing adulterated paneer and seized 400 kg of spurious paneer at Kaman in Vasai (E),The factory owner Abhinav Shukla and two workers have been arrested by the Vasai police.