Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials raided a hand sanitiser manufacturing unit in Nahur, Mulund on Wednesday and seized substandard sanitisers worth Rs 25 lakh.
According to officials, the sanitisers were manufactured illegally and were being exported without any valid licence and necessary permissions.
The sleuths had received specific information about the manufacturing unit, where hand sanitisers were being manufactured in unhygienic conditions and without a proper licence and from the FDA.
Based on the inputs, officials raided the manufacturing unit of Siddhivinayak Dyechem Private Limited in Nahur Industrial Estate in Mulund (West) and seized stock worth Rs 25 lakh.
FDA officials also raided another facility where sanitisers were manufactured by using floor cleaning chemical and seized around 1,000 bottles of sanitisers and raw material during the raid.
The action comes less than a week after FDA officials raided two similar outfits that were engaged in the manufacturing of unlicensed sanitisers.
In the first case, fake sanitisers worth over Rs 2 lakh were seized from a Kandivli distributor, Riddhi Siddhi. In the second one, a Vakola-based firm, Sanskar Ayurved, was raided for selling fake products under the name of ‘Safe Hands’.
The demand for hand sanitisers has soared exponentially in the last three months in wake of the coronavirus scare.Back to latest news