Major haul of adulterated pulses seized in Jaipur mill

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Jaipur, July 15 (ANI): A vigilance team of Rajasthan Food Department has seized over 10 quintals of adulterated pulses during a raid at a mill in the State capital of Rajasthan.

According to the officials involved in the raid, the pulses were processed and polished to give fine appearance by using of toxic colouring agents and soapstone powder.

The Food Inspector of the department said that the seized stock of pulses as most unsafe for consumption.

"A soap-stone has been found which is not permissible to be added in pulses. Colour agents like tetrazene were used which is also not at all permissible as an additive. The pulses which were seized had high quantities of such adulterated chemicals," said Virendra Chowdhary, Inspector with the Department of Food, Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, the Jaipur District Food Officer said that the pulses would have caused a number of complex health problems.

However, a hunt has been launched to nab the owner of the mill who is at large.

"They are playing with the health of people. Health officials have now taken the samples of the pulses and appropriate action will be taken after our investigation," noted U D Khan, District Food Officer, Jaipur.

Samples of the seized stock have been sent for analysis and degree of adulteration. (ANI)

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