Cuttack: A joint team of the Chauliaganj police and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) today seized more than 100 kg of adulterated paneer in the city and arrested a person in this connection.
According to reports, cops intercepted a bus that was travelling from Kolkata to Cuttack and seized the adulterated cottage cheese from the vehicle at OMP Square here.
“The seized paneer is spurious and has been prepared using sulphuric acid, sodium monostearate, flour, glycerine, urea, detergent powder, wastage milk, and palmolein oil. If consumed, it will have adverse effects on the digestive system and functioning of kidney,” a Health Officer of the CMC said.
“The accused used to provide adulterated paneer to traders at cheap prices in the city. A person has been apprehended while efforts are on to ascertain the involvement of others in the adulteration and sale. We are also ascertaining the traders to whom such adulterated paneer has been sold,” a police official said.
Cuttack city has seemingly become an adulteration hub as police had earlier busted many spurious edible production units in the recent past.