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FDA seizes mawa worth Rs 2 lakh

FDA seizes mawa worth Rs 2 lakh

11 Oct 2017 No comment 35 hits

Mapusa: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday confiscated spurious mawa worth Rs 2 lakh in Colvale, which was intended to be used for preparing Diwali sweets.

According to FDA, the mawa weighing over one tonne was seized at the home of Ramlal at Ghotnecho Wal, Colvale. The team found 42 bags of mawa, each weighing around 30 kg.FDA officials revealed that the food item was passed of as barfi while being sourced, and was later used as mawa for preparing sweets. It was also found mixed with vegetable oil, preservatives and colour which is not permissible, and was transported under improper storage conditions. The date of manufacture was not mentioned on the bags that were improperly refrigerated at the premises.

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