VIOLATORS INCLUDE SMART SHOPPE, OM QUALITY, MAHAL EXPRESS, WESTERN LOGISTICS, NEW SEKHON DAIRY BESIDES SEVERAL OTHERS
Ludhiana: For the violation of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006 and selling eatables below the quality standards under rules 2011, eight food sellers of the city have been fined Rs 45 lakh by the District Administration. This fine has been imposed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)-cum-Adjudicating Officer Rishi Pal Singh.
While passing the magisterial order, Rishi Pal Singh informed that few days ago a team of officials of health department- Ravinderpal Garg, Mr Manoj Kumar Khosla, and Yogesh Goyal, from had collectedsamples of Roasted Chana from Smart Shoppe in Kochar Market, of Bikaneri Namkeen from Om Quality House in Nanak Nagar Sabzi Mandi, Paneer from Mahal Express in Pavilion Mall, Curd from New Sekhon Dairy on Jawaddi Sua Road, slice bottles from Western Logistics near Jalandhar Byepass, confectionary, rose-e-ruffin drink and namkeen from TK Confectionary on Bhamian Road Jamalpur Chowk, khoya from Swadeshi Sweets in GK Mall Jawaddi and of natural kiwi juice from Camfood Products on Hambran Road.
He informed that when these samples were checked as per the government process in the laboratory, all these products were below the quality standards under Food Safety and Standard Act 2006 and Rules 2011. A checking report from Food Analyst Punjab, Chandigarh, was also issued. Keeping in mind the safety of residents and public interest, these persons have been fined Rs 49 lakh. This includes Rs 1 lakh to Smart Shoppe, Rs 9 lakh to Om Quality House, Rs 5 lakh to Mahal Express, Rs 5 lakh to New Sekhon Dairy, Rs 2 lakh to Western Logistics, Rs 25000 to TK Confectionary for namkeen and producer of namkeen, Bansal Namkeen, Malerkotla has been fined Rs 2.75 lakh, for rose-e-ruffin drink, the TK Confectionary has been fined Rs 5000 and its producer DD Agro Foods Pvt Ltd Dera Bassi has been fined Rs 14.95 lakh, Rs 5 lakh to Swadeshi Sweets and Rs 4 lakh to Camfood Products. This fine has been imposed under section 51 of the act. The violators have been directed to deposit the amount in government treasury immediately.
While giving a clear cut warning to those selling below standard food products, Rishi Pal Singh said that the violation of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006 would not be tolerated at any cost. He said that if any person is caught violating the act, hefty fines would be imposed on them.
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