Tightening noose on food companies selling sub standard and misbranded item, the Food Safety officials in Baramulla have imposed heavy fine on Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages and Divine Crops and allied products.
Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, Baramulla told a local news gathering agency, KNS, that under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, a total fine of Rs 990000 was imposed on M/S Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd industrial estates Gangyal, Jammu, M/S Divine Crops and allied products Pvt Ltd and other companies for selling sub standard and misbranded items to people.
“The food operators were fined as they were involved in the sale, distribution and manufacturing of sub-standard and misbranded products in their stores, which is the violation of section 26 (2) of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006,” Iqbal said.
He said, “21 complaints were registered under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 by the Food Safety administration district Baramulla and Drug and Food control organization Jammu and Kashmir.”
The officer has warned the Food Business operators of strict action for violating food safety laws.