A joint squad of the Rayagada Health Department and police raided a spurious edible oil manufacturing unit in Goutam Nagar here on Monday and seized huge amount of oil pouches, plastic cans, huge tin oil containers illegally stocked by the Durga Sri Packers.

The firm is registered with Office of CDMO, Rayagada under the Health and Family Welfare Department and supposed to do processing and packaging of ready to serve fruit beverages, mango drinks with a brand name called Mangi Magic in packets and pet bottles.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by the Food Safety Officer along with police raided the factory and seized the various oils, packaging packets, containers, machines and other items used in packaging.

Police has detained a person named T Durga Prasad in the matter. The oil samples were sent to the Health Department to verify the percentage of toxicity.

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