VISAKHAPATNAM: Officialsof the Food Safety Wing of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), along with City Task Force (CTF) personnel, arrested a person who was manufacturing adulterated ghee at his house in Muralinagar area on Saturday. The officials raided the house of T Sanyasi Rao, who was running a small manufacturing unit from the premises and seized around 1,500 kg of adulterated ghee.
A team of food safety officials of GVMC led by inspector GV Appa Rao, along with the Task Force Police, raided the small scale industry and seized broilers, vanaspati and Palm oil sachets.
As per the food safety officials, the accused has been preparing adulterated ghee using Vanaspati and palm oil by adding only 30 to 40 per cent pure ghee to it. During interrogation, Sanyasi Rao has confessed to have been supplying the adulterated ghee to small grocery stores in the city at lesser price. This activity was going on since the last six months, said GVMC officials. The food safety officials have collected the samples which would be sent to the laboratory for testing. A case has been registered against Sanyasi Rao under the Food Safety and Standard Act.