2000 kg fake paneer recovered from two factories in mumbai, 7 people arrested in the case

Fake Paneer Factory Busted In Maharashtra: Crime Branch control of Mumbai Police in Maharashtra has busted two alleged fake paneer manufacturing units in Badlapur and Bhiwandi. From here, 2131 kg of product has been seized and seven people have been arrested. Police said fake "health hazard" Paneer was being supplied to many restaurants and eateries in the suburbs and south Mumbai for a year. On May 6, the police first detained a tempo in Chembur and seized 631 kg of fake paneer. They collected samples of paneer from the tempo that was supposed to transport it to a dairy in Chembur.

A police officer said, "The samples were sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing. Their report said that it was fake, contained oil and was not edible." Following the report, an FDA official on Wednesday lodged an FIR at Chembur police station under sections 420 (cheating) 272 (adulterated with food or drink for sale) and 273 (sale of harmful food or drink) of the Indian Penal Code. . Sections of the Food and Safety Standards Act were also implemented. After this the Crime Branch Control Unit took over the investigation.

Two factories were raided

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Palm oil and low quality oil used to make cheese

Police personnel Rohit Sawant, Ganesh Doifode and Bharat Kharvi seized 95 containers filled with palm oil, milk powder and paneer from both the factories. A soldier told "The average price of basic Malai Paneer is around Rs 400 per kg. Fake paneer was sold for Rs 200-250. They used milk powder instead of milk, and added palm oil or some low quality oil to prepare it. Investigators said a factory used to sell around 2000 kg of paneer per day.

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