Gutkha ban: FDA seizes 39 kg pan masala in Pune

The Food and Drug Administration has conducted 188 inspections in Pune division in the last three days to implement the ban on gutkha and pan masala.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 24, 2012 1:36:19 am

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted 188 inspections in Pune division in the last three days to implement the ban on gutkha and pan masala.

Sixty inspections were conducted at Pune,54 in Satara,16 in Sangli,57 in Kolhapur and one in Solapur.

A total of 39 kilo of pan masala and 353 pouches in 4 cartons worth Rs 50,302 were seized from Ishaan Inc in Pune while in Solapur gutkha worth Rs 3.9 lakh was seized from a small trader Ganesh Pandit. Here various brands like King Gutkha,Raj Kolhapuri gutkha,Goa 1000,Tiger gutkha,society gutkha and others were seized from the trader,FDA officials said.

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