Sep 29, 2017

Food vendors fined for misbranding

PANJIM: The North District Collector has imposed a penalty of Rs 30,000 each on three food vendors for selling misbranded and sub-standard food items.
Collector Nila Mohanan has imposed penalty under the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the Rules and Regulations for manufacturing for sale and distribution of banana chips, tapioca sticks and tapioca wafers which were misbranded.
Senior Food Safety Officer Rajiv Korde had detained the consignment at Margao Railway Station on August 30, last year.
The collector has directed the violators to submit an undertaking within 30 days that they will not take up the manufacturing or marketing of such misbranded food articles across the State.

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