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Ten arrested for manufacturing adulterated milk in UP

Ten persons were arrested during ongoing state-wide drive against sale and manufacturing of adulterated milk and related products, an official spokesman said here Sunday.



Lucknow: Ten persons were arrested during
ongoing state-wide drive against sale and manufacturing of
adulterated milk and related products, an official spokesman
said here Sunday.

While three persons were arrested in Sitapur, two each
in Azamgarh and Shahjahanpur and one each was detained in
Bijnore, Maharajganj and Gorakhpur during the drive launched
by the Food and Drug Authority, they said.

Raids were carried out in 10 districts and 12 FIRs were
lodged where cases of adulteration were detected, sources
said.

During drive 1,870 litre of adulterated milk, 1200 kg
khoya and 1500 kg ghee was seized by the FDA teams.

"As many as 21 people have been arrested in the last
two days," they said.

The FDA had launched a state-wide drive against
manufacturing and sale of adulterated milk to ensure
availability of pure products to the consumers.

During the drive on the spot testing of milk samples is
being done to check presence of starch, urea, detergent, soda
and hydrogen paraoxide.

All the district magistrates have been directed to
constitute teams at tehsil level and carry out the drive
effectively.

PTI

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