Maha FDA raids five food units, seizes goods worth Rs 41 lakh.
The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided five establishments dealing in food items, including edible oil, in Thane and Palghar districts and seized goods worth Rs 41.60 lakh for alleged violation of food safety standards, officials said on Sunday.
The raids were conducted by the Thane unit of the FDA on November 12 and 13 on four establishments in Thane district and one in Palghar, they said.
During the pre-Diwali operation, the FDA also destroyed some items that were unfit for human consumption.
“These establishments were found to be violating the FDA rules and regulations,” Joint Commissioner of FDA (Food) Konkan Division, S S Deshmukh, said.
During a raid at a unit in Haloli in Palghar, it was found that the establishment did not have a proper lab for testing cooking oil and it made use of used tins for packing the oil.
Oil worth Rs 8,16,749 was seized during that operation, he said.