With the reports that edible oils consumed in Jammu and Kashmir contain cancer links, the government has decided to order state-wide testing of edible oils.
One of the senior officials of the State Drug and Food Control Organization told KNS that raids would be conducted in the state with an aim to identify and punish distributors and manufacturers producing adulterated cooking oil refined from low quality and discarded rapeseeds.
"I want to inform you that concrete steps have already been taken in this regard. We have taken open samples for lab testing from top brands. We will send the samples to referral laboratories in Kolkata and Ghaziabad for precise testing. If any of the brands are found adulterated with harmful and substandard oil, their outlets and industrial units will be immediately sealed," said the official.
Sources said that most of the top oil brands available in the market are under scrutiny. KNS