November 29, 2020

Food Safety seizes COTP worth Rs. 14,500, seals shop at Srinagar

Srinagar: A team of Food Safety Srinagar Saturday seized Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (COTP) worth Rs. 14, 500 and sealed a shop at Kokerbazar Srinagar.

The seizure of COTP and sealing of shop was carried out during a special drive conducted by a team of Food Safety Officers headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar in collaboration with a prominent NGO Kford to implement various provisions of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) in different areas of Srinagar city.

During this drive, Shopkeepers were directed not to sell any tobacco product in violation of COTPA and not to import Cigarette and other tobacco products which are without pictorial and another statutory warning.

Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration Shakeel Ur Rehaman has impressed upon the regulatory staff to strictly implement various provisions of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act in the interest of public health.

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