GOA: MAHARASHTRA AND GOA FIRMS FINED FOR MANUFACTURING AND SELLING ‘MISBRANDED’ MUSTARD OIL IN GOA
Margao (Goa):The District Magistrate cum Adjudicating Officer, South Goa District, Margao has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh each, on the firm M/s Payal Enterprises, Thane, Maharashtra and its three partners Manilal Lalji Nandu, Hiten Javerilal Gala and Dimple Ketan Nandu of M/s Payal Enterprises; besides Rs 10,000/ each, on 11 other local food vendors M/s G K Enterprises, Thana in Cortalim, M/s Raj Rajeshwar Agencies at Sao Pedro, Old – Goa; and Super Centre at Silvanagar in Ponda for manufacturing, storing and selling food article “A-1 Raja Mustard Oil”, which was declared and reported to be “misbranded food” under the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, and the Rules/Regulations.
The action against the firms was taken based on a report from the Food and Drugs Administration confirming their guilt. The FDA sleuths in a raid at these establishments had found the misbranded oil was manufactured and sold to customers despite it being declared unfit for.consumption.
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