Telangana Food Safety Dept Raids Oil Re-Packing Units In Katedhan; Issues Improvement Notices

The officials raided a total of three establishments on May 28.

by Shreya Ghosh
Telangana Food Safety Dept Raids Oil Re-Packing Units In Katedhan; Issues Improvement Notices

The Telangana Food Safety Department started making headlines after raiding Rameshwaram Cafe and Baahubali Kitchen in Hyderabad. Authorities discovered expired ingredients, insect infestation, and more unpleasant things inside the kitchens. This time, the officials headed to a few oil-repacking units in the city to conduct inspections and they found these establishments violating a lot of norms.

The Telangana Food Safety Department Went To 3 Packing Units

Taking to the X platform, Commissioner of Food Safety, Telangana (@cfs_telangana) shared crucial information regarding the raids with the Netizens.

The officials investigated a total of 3 oil re-packing units in Hyderabad’s Katedhan area on May 28. The establishments are Ambica Oil Industries, Bhagyanagar Oil Refineries, and Kedia Agro. The department mentioned each issue they spotted at these places and every regulation the establishments breached while operating regularly.

One of the first major issues is the state of the windows. The team found open windows and doors in improper condition. The doors were not sturdy enough. These were not fitted properly to stop pests and insects from entering inside. The windows were kept open without the protection of any good-quality insect-proof screen. During the inspection, the officials saw that vehicles used for transporting products did not have a “valid FSSAI licence”.

Maintaining hygiene in these packing units is extremely crucial. Even the smallest of negligence can lead to the transportation of poor-quality products. However, these oil re-packing units in Katedhan did not follow all the crucial guidelines. They did not keep track of cleaning schedule reports, medical fitness certificates, pest control records, and recall plan documents for the products.

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The Officials Found More Problems At These Places

Telangana Food Safety
Picture credit- Commissioner of Food Safety, Telangana (@cfs_telangana)

The next concern that they noticed was people not following the process of testing food materials using the Internal Laboratory or other accredited laboratories. There were no updates or records on this step. Also, the FBO did not hire technically qualified workers for these units.

Also, the organisation did not give the much-needed uniforms, gloves, and headgear to the staff. Neither Bhagyanagar Oil Refineries nor Kedia Agro could show the FSSAI licence true copy. Lastly, the Telangana Food Safety Department officials issued notices for improvement at these oil re-packing units.

Also read: Hyderabad: Food Safety Dept Raids Rameshwaram Cafe, Baahubali Kitchen; Finds Expired Food Items, Cockroaches & More

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Cover Image Courtesy: Commissioner of Food Safety, Telangana (@cfs_telangana)

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