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7000 kilos of coriander seized



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The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) yesterday seized 7, 000 kilos of coriander unfit for human consumption from a warehouse in Grandpass.


Spokesman for the Ministry of Co-Operatives and Internal Trade, Nipun Ekanayake said the condiment which had been imported from India had been discoloured and unfit for human consumption. However, it had been chemically treated with Sulfur dioxide and repacked. Ekanayake said that the stock had been prepared to be


released to the market when the CAA raided the warehouse on a tip off received by the Ministry. He said that stringent action would be taken against such wrongdoers.


The CAA early this week took into custody a consignment of margarine, vegetable cooking oil, dry yeast, vinegar, milk powder, cheese margarine and several other consumable items in which new brand name and expiry dates had been affixed. (DJ)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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