Anantnag : The Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag who is also designated as Adjudicating Officer on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lac in 11 cases filed by Food Safety Officers in District against various Food Business Operators (FBOs) for violating different provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act (FS&SA).
The erring FBOs were found involved in manufacturing/sale of substandard/misbranded food products and for non-compliance of orders of Food Safety Officers for not obtaining license/registration and violation of Schedule 4 of FSSA, 2006 (Good hygienic & Good manufacturing practices)
All 11 FBOs were present in person along with their standing counsels and were given ample opportunities to defend the allegations leveled against them. However they failed to prove their innocence.
The ADC during the trial of these cases directed the Food Business Operators to adhere strictly to the provisions of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 and desist from such unwarranted acts in future.