Fine imposed on traders in parts of JK

SRINAGAR: Food safety authorities here Wednesday took action against several business units that were found violating the norms.
A team of Food Safety Officers headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, Srinagar, intercepted various milk vendors at Pantha Chowk here, an official handout issued here said.
“Some containers were destroyed as the milk contained in them was found unfit for human consumption. Besides, five samples were lifted for analytical purposes,” it said.
In Chanapora and Natipora localities, a bakery, namely ‘Delicious Bakery’, was found in operating total unhygienic conditions.
“Rusted utensils were being used in the manufacturing of bakery items. The prepared food items were kept in direct sunlight exposed to dust and flies,” it said.
The manufacture and sale of products by the bakery was prohibited till further orders, it added.
The department also seized 175 kg of contaminated dates from a shop at Parimpora Fruit Mandi, the handout said, adding the samples of the product were sent for analysis.
Meanwhile, in Shopian, a market checking squad comprising of officials from the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department (CAPD) and Municipal Committee inspected various shops.
“The checking squad destroyed huge quantity of rotten fruits and vegetables. The squad imposed on spot fine of Rs 30,000 on the erring shopkeepers,” government said in a release here.
In Jammu’s Ramban district, CAPD has imposed a fine of Rs 12,800 on various traders during market checks conducted in the last two weeks.