Beware of Adulterated Cooking Oils in the Market

Adulteration detected in 27% cooking oil from 4 firms by FDA in Thane

Recently, based on complaints from the consumers, the FDA raided & inspected four oil mills located in Bhiwandi, Dahisar Mori, Kalher and Koparkhairne areas of Thane.

At least 27 per cent of the 56 samples of cooking oil and other food items tested from these companies have been found adulterated or sold with false claims, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said.

The FDA's (Foods) Joint Commissioner, S R Kekre, said the samples tested revealed that palmolein oil was mixed in most of the products and were sold as sunflower oil and soyabean oil. Even rice bran oil was mixed in a product sold as mustard oil and vegetable oil was mixed in products claimed to be milk cream and ghee.

The FDA was in the process of verifying as to whom the wholesalers and manufacturers had sold these adulterated products, he said.

Kekre also appealed to the citizens to contact the FDA if they find any substandard or adulterated goods in markets.

Source: The Free Press Journal