FSAT upholds order of adjudicating Officer against Bunge India Pvt. Ltd. & Others

Jammu: Food Safety Appellate Tribunal, Jammu established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 has upheld the judgments pronounced by Adjudicating Officers of District Samba in the case titled Food Safety Officer Purmandal V/s Bunge India Pvt. Ltd., Bandra East, Mumbai wherein a penalty of Rs.4.7 lakh has been imposed on the accused parties.
The case was pleaded by Advocate Kanav Raina, Standing Council of the department before the Food Safety Appellate Tribunal Jammu.
On 06.06.2015, Food Safety Officer, Purmandal Samba, during a routine inspection of Food Park at SIDCO Complex Bari Brahamna also inspected the manufacturing unit of M/s Khajuria Food Industry and lifted the sample of Bakery shortening and other articles and sent the same to the food testing laboratory Jammu for analysis. As per the opinion of Food Analyst Jammu, the sample was found to be substandard and did not conform to the requirement of Regulation 2.2.6(2) of Food Safety and Standards (Food Products standards and Food Additive) Regulations 2011. Consequently, a complaint under the relevant provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 was lodged against the seller/owner and distributor.
After the detailed inquiry, the Adjudicating Officer, Samba opined that all the accused parties have contravened Section 26(2) (ii) read with Section 51, Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 for manufacturing, distributing and selling the sub-standard Bakery Shortening (Lily Vanaspati), and accordingly a penalty of Rs 2.5 lakh was imposed on the manufacturer M/s Bunge India Pvt. Ltd Mumbai, Rs 2 lakh on the distributor M/s AM Enterprises, Ware House Jammu and also Rs 10,000 each on M/s Khajuria Food Industry, Bari Brahamana (seller/owner) where from the sample was lifted. The seller/owner of the said business had deposited the penalty imposed by the AO Samba. However, the manufacturer and distributor had filed an appeal before the FSAT, Jammu against the Order of the Adjudicating Officer (Addl. District Magistrate) Samba dated 13.08.2018.
DDC Kishtwar inaugurates job fair, 1500 youths participated
Kishtwar: In an endeavour to provide a platform to the job seekers and to create awareness for them about various government sponsored schemes, District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana Saturday inaugurated one-day Job Fair-cum-Placement program here at TRC ground.
SSP Kishtwar, Shakti Kumar Pathak, ADDC Kishtwar, Mohd. Hanief Malik, CHO, CAHO, AD Fishers, AD Employment, several District Officers, bankers and representatives of various private institutions/agencies were present in the event.
The event was organized by District Employment and Counselling Centre, Kishtwar under the supervision of Assistant Director Employment Kishtwar, Anoop Kumar. More than 1500 educated unemployed youths from across the district participated.
As many as 20 departments, banks, private companies/agencies including Jay Pee, JK Vehicleades, LIC and various private schools exhibited their stalls for showcasing vacancies and products for the information of unemployed educated youths. Youths were given necessary inputs regarding the job opportunities and present marketing trends enabling them to prepare for the scenario.
The DDC also interacted with the unemployed youth and participants and called for making the event purposeful. He impressed upon departments and agencies to motivate people to establish their income generating units under KVIB , JKEDI & other financial agencies as livelihood source. He said government jobs are very limited and youth should seek other viable options for which the Government will help them.
He emphasized for giving impetus to tourism sector which has great potential in the district. He further advised for promotion of traditional and domestic industries like weaving, embroidery, water mill, puffing etc which are some of the key income generating sources.

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