Ganderbal: The Court of Adjudicating Officer, Additional District Magistrate Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba imposed a fine of Rs 61,000 on Food Business Operators (FBOs) including manufacturers, wholesale dealers and retailers.
The fine was imposed for violation of the sec 51 and 52 of FSS Act-2006 and erring traders restored to violations by selling miss branded and sub standard food.
The proceedings of various blocks of district Ganderbal related to the Food Safety and Standards Act-2006 were listed before the Adjudicating Officer.
The Adjudicating Officer also warned them to abide by the legal regulations adding that non-compliance of food safety and standards Act and rules by the food business operators of the district will be dealt with more strictly in coming time.
It is pertinent to mention here that the concerned Enforcement Agency was directed by the Adjudicating Officer under FSS Act-2006, to take stern action against the violators so that consumers can be provided safe food.