3.25 lakh fine realized for violating food safety standards in Budgam
Budgam, Feb 18:
Adjudicating Officer, Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad
Simnani today imposed a fine of Rs. 3.25 lac on various food outlet,
shopkeepers, bakers, butchers, milkmen, traders and wholesale dealers for
violating the Food Safety Standards in the district.
The fine was
imposed on the erring traders, during the proceeding of cases of various blocks
of district Budgam related to the Food Safety and Standards, listed before the
As many as 16
cases out of 20 including those pending from past many years were decided on
spot during the proceedings.
proceedings various food business operators were convicted for various offences
under section 51, section 52 and section 56 of Food Safety & Standards
Officer said that the drive against the offenders will be intensified and
Mobile Testing Vans will be made operational to keep check on the sale of
sub-standard and misbranded food items across the district.
Among others, the
proceedings were attended by designated officer of Food Safety & Standards
District Budgam and other concerned.