JAMMU: The Enforcement wing of Drugs and Food Control Organization (DFCO) during their visit has asked the Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd , Gangyal to carry out safe disposal of recalled flood hit products strictly as per Standard Operating Procedure devised by the Company.
The officials, during the visit found huge quantity of Beverages and Package Drinking Water (7978 cases of Beverages and Package Drinking Water amounting to Rs. 50 lakh approximately) dumped inside the premises/godown of the factory.
The exercise was conducted under the active supervision of Designated Officer Madan Mangotra along with a team of Food Safety Officers.
The officials during the visit learnt that the said Unit had recalled the unconsumed stocks of the said articles from flood affected areas of Kashmir Valley.
The recalled articles had remained in contact with flood waters and therefore rendered unfit for human consumption.
The Authorized Signatory, R.A Yadav of the Company was instructed to carry out procedure for disposal of these recalled articles strictly as per Standard Operating Procedure devised by the Company under the supervision of empowered authorities under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
The public in general and stake holders in particular are informed through the medium of this press release that no article of food that came in touch with flood waters should be put to sale, exhibited for sale or stocked by the Food Business Operators.
Further the information of such product recalls should be brought in to the notice of local authorities empowered under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
Another team of Enforcement Officers seized 287 liters of Sofit Soya Milk which was declared Misbranded by the Food Analyst. Legal action as contemplated under law shall follow against the defaulting firm in due course of time.