Food safety officials carried out checks at railway stations in Punjab today. They found low-quality items like ‘khoya’ and ‘paneer’ which were being brought into the state from neighbouring states.
These items were being flooded into local markets through early morning inbound trains.
KS Pannu, the commissioner, Food Safety, said, “Meetings were held with railway authorities and they were sensitised on the issue. Special teams were sent to check prominent railway stations. Samples have been collected and forwarded to the state laboratory at Kharar.”
He further added, “Inspection was done at large dairies for the second day today and 150 samples have been collected and sent for quality check.”
Found during the raids, some of the low-quality milk and cream were infested with insects and were destroyed on the spot.
The inspections will continue.