GOA: FOOD BIZ OPERATOR SENTENCED FOR VIOLATING FOOD SAFETY ACT

December 13th, 2017 Posted In: Crime, food

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Panaji (Goa): The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) has sentenced a food business operator to undergo simple imprisonment up to the rising of the court and slapped a fine of Rs 3000 for selling dry snack despite being declared as unsafe food product.
The order was passed based on a report of the Directorate of Food & Drugs Administration at Bambolim Chandas Vaishnav, Proprietor of M/s Balaji Farsan in Valpoi for manufacturing and selling food article ‘Mix Shev.’ The accused indulged in the violation although the food product was declared as ‘Unsafe’ due to the presence of non- permitted colour and had also exceeded the maximum prescribed limit. Senior Food Safety Officer Rajiv Korde had collected the food sample to test in the department’s laboratory, and the report had ascertained the violation.
The JMFC accordingly pronounced the sentence wherein if the accused fails to pay the fine, in default he will to undergo simple imprisonment for one month for this offence punishable under Section 59(i) of The Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.

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