Kasargod: Food safety officials seize 5,000 litres of fake coconut oil


Stephan Kayyar
Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod

Kasargod, Jun 30: The food safety officials on Saturday June 30 raided a godown in the outskirts of Kasargod town and seized 5,000 litres of fake coconut oil.

The flash raid was led by food safety assistant commissioner C A Janardhana and team and the oil was seized from the warehouse belonging to Bekradha Mohammed Nawaz.

The coconut oil which was earlier sold under the brand name Palakkad Afiya Coconut Oil was banned a year ago by the food safety department due to the presence of adulterants. However, now the same oil was repackaged as Kera Classic Agmark 'certified product' and sold in the market.

The food safety department conducted the raid based on a tip-off. During the raid they found 5,000 litres of oil packaged in 2-litre packs. The packets have been sent to the laboratory for testing.

A few days back, when a few shops in Kasargod were raided the packets containing fake oil was found. The officials then started investigation. After the lab reports confirm the oil is fake, action will be taken against the godwon owner, officials told media.

  

Comment on this article

  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jul 3 2018

    Everywhere everybody is trying to make money.The question is when this oil was prohibited ,then how come this oil remained in godown?On the spot it should have bee takenout and disposed.Sametime officials are too responsible to see that it not to bringout in public,.whoom to believe nowadays.?Terrible They dont have any problem when people die too or get health problem .Important is they get money.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Jul 2 2018

    KL has become a state of 'short-cuts'...lot of these fake goods must be on sale in Mangaluru malls and shops because most of these malls/supermarkets have maloo connection.

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  • NN, NN

    Mon, Jul 2 2018

    Food adulteration should be punished with minimum of 7 years in jail, if not a death sentence for attempted murder. We need more honest Food Inspectors who should routinely check each and every edible items for adulteration.

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  • A R Khanapur, Dharwad/Singapore

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Since last 4 decades Mangalore and its surroundings have come up in such a way today the sky scrapers most the top ranking hospitals/educational institutions/malls/hotels are owned by these type of rouges! Poor people are totally sufferers. Even good God is not opening his eyes towards the poors. Who will consume this oil? only poor people and victims. THIS IS THE ONLY DEVELOPMENT!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Serious allegation and charge and the fair price shops involved may be withdrawn their agencies.

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Do not buy anything from Kerala...... almost all items from Kerala is additive...

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  • Arman, DUBAI

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Those who play with the lives of people should be behind the bar forever. Authorities should keep him in jail let him cook for himself using his KERA oil.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Only last week I saw a video of 'Fake Eggs' in WhatsApp ...

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  • Haneef, West Africa

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    You mean Modi lays eggs too now a days?

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  • Raj,, Udupi

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Take that one packet of oil and massage it on the company owner.........then kick him left and right...........Up and down.

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  • Tony, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    These cheats should be booked under attempt to murder and given death sentences for Mass murder. They play havoc with people's lives and health. Of late we are seeing a rise in such incidents from God's own country. Unlike the Northern States if one of the most literate and educated states come down to this then God save us. First it was fish now this .

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Culprits will come out in bail.soon, and resell with new brand!
    I like gulf countries given importance for food safety hygiene,
    If such things happen the culprits will be behind bar, they even. Lowe's one lulu market for selling expired items.

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  • DON, Udupi

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    It will be re-branded and repackaged and enter the market with the help of adulterated officials.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jun 30 2018

    Everyday One Fake after 2014 ...

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 1 2018

    Only in Congi, Dongi ruled states!!! now a days more in Somalia

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