Nashik: The Nashik Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) raided a shop in Jalgaon on November 6 and seized edible oil worth Rs 3.93 lakh on the suspicion of adulteration.
The oil has been sent to the government laboratory for investigation, following which action will be taken against the owner of the shop, who had stocked the edible oil for sale.
Vivek Patil, the food safety officer (FSO) took the action under the guidance of assistant commissioner Y K Bendkule.
The FSO suspected that the soyabean oil, which the trader had stocked, was adulterated. This can be harmful when consumed. On this backdrop, the FSO seized a 180 kg barrel of soyabean oil and 15 litre can of soyabean refiled oil.
Chandrakant Salunke, the joint commissioner of FDA Nashik, said the raid was conducted in shop along station road in Chalisgaon.
With the festive season around the corner, the demand for oil and various edible articles has increased like every year. Hence, the chances of adulteration is always there
The FDA has stepped up to keep a check on adulteration. Also, sweets for sale in sweets stores will also be kept under check as they too are in huge demand during Diwali.

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