Police raid Indian factory making fake spices from acid and donkey dung

After raiding a factory in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh police say they discovered it making fake spices. Using acid and donkey dung among other ingredients.

Police raid Indian factory making fake spices: The factory, in the city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, was raided on Monday. Where police discovered huge amounts of fake spices including tumeric, garam masala and coriander powder. Which were being packaged ready to be sold under the local brands names reports from the Times of India said. In a statement made by the city’s joint magistrate Prem Prakash Meena over 300kg of counterfeit spices were taken away. And ingredients such as donkey dung and acid were found in the factory.

Local authorities say that many samples have been taken for lab testing. And a case has been started against the owner of the factory, Anoop Varshney, He also had no license for the factory operation nor for the registrations of the spices waiting to be sold according to Mr Meena. Food adulteration in India is a common problem and several such factories producing counterfeit products have been busted by the police in the past.

Last month a factory was raided in the southern city of Cuttack where adulterated spices like turmeric and chilli powder were being produced.

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