FDA raids Amul godown in Ghaziabad; collects samples for testing

Ghaziabad: Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials on Wednesday raided Amul's godown here and took away samples of its various milk products for testing.

All the six samples collected would be sent to regional testing laboratory for analysis, the FDA designated officer Vineet Kumar said.

The FDA officials said that the godown officials have also been ordered to destroy milk packets stored here, which were curdling.

"We were getting regular complaints about various Amul milk products sold in the open market," said FDA official.

The FDA officials have taken samples of Amul's various other products, including Amul Ghee, ice creams, fresh cream, Badam shake, Homogenised milk and Standardised milk, for testing.

When Samir Saxena, Amul's Head of the Quality Assurance and New Product Development department based at Anand in Gujarat, was contacted, he said that some times milk pouches get damaged during transit as a result of which curdling takes place.

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