LMD penalises milk manufacturer

SRINAGAR: Taking cognisance of the pictures that have gone viral on social media alleging that the manufacturer/packer of Safa Sheer curd packages is manipulating printing, manufacturing date on the packages one day in advance, an inspection of the concerned trading premises was carried out by the Legal Metrology Department (LMD) officials wherein the complaint was found to be genuine and a case was registered against the offender for having contravened relevant provisions of the Legal Metrology Laws, an official press note issued Wednesday read.
According to the press note, the curd packages with a manufacturing date of October 23, 2017 were purchased by the consumer on October 22, 2017, and the department of Legal Metrology penalised the milk manufacturer/packer with fine for printing false statutory declaration on the packages.
The offender applied for compounding the offence at department level assuring the department that the offence would not be repeated in future and following the assurance the offence was compounded.
Acting swiftly on two other consumer complaints alleging overcharging on packaged drinking water carried out by restaurants located in Srinagar city, the department penalised the restaurateurs with a fine of Rs. 2000 each for having contravened the provisions of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, the press note added.