GUNTUR: The food safety officials on Friday raided a milk adulteration centre at Navodaya Colony in Narasaraopet town and seized adulterated milk, milk powder, oil and sugar from the unit. The officials also sent the samples to laboratory in Hyderabad.
They seized as many as 12 bags (25 kg each) of Nandini milk powder, 12 packets (25kgs each) SNF milk powder and 15 litres of sunflower oil from a woman identified as Aruna Kumari, who is involved in the business.
According to Guntur district food safety officer B Srinivas, after procuring 15 cans of milk (each with a capacity of 40 litres) from outside, the accused were preparing 15 more cans of milk using milk powder, oil and water, thereby making easy money by selling the same to a dairy farm.
Altogether, the woman was purchasing 600 litres of milk from dairy farmers, doubling the quantity and selling the same to the dairy farm, he explained.
As the dairies fix the price of milk based on the fat quantity, the vegetable oil being used in adulteration is increasing the fat quantity up to 10 per cent.
While the dairies are paying about `25-30 per litre milk with fat content up to 6 per cent, the amount will be double for milk with 10 per cent fat. Based on the food analyst report, we will take further action, he added.