Rs 10,900 fine realized from erring traders in Bandipora, Kupwara

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BANDIPORA: The checking squad comprising of Food safety, Legal Metrology, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Revenue and Police, today inspected various markets in Bandipora, Sumbal, Hajin, Aloosa, Ajas, Gurez and other town markets to maintain the genuine price and availability of essential commodities.
The checking squad realized fine of Rs 2600 from erring shopkeepers and vendors for violating various provisions of Consumer and Legal Metrology Acts.
The checking squad also destroyed unhealthy bakery items and over-dated food items.
On the occasion, the district food safety officer, Yamin Nabi said that checking of food items and other essential commodities will be a continuing process in the district to ensure quality supply of eatables.
Meanwhile a special checking squad comprising Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Kupwara, Naib Tehsildar Kupwara, FSO, officials from FCS&CA Municipality, Police and other departments today inspected various shops of Kupwara town.
During the inspection, a fine of Rs 8300 was recovered as fine from erring traders who were found involved in violating different sections of essential Food Safety and Standards Act, 2005.
A huge quantity of substandard adulterated milk, fruits, vegetables, spices and polythene bags were also seized during the checking.
Assistant Commissioner Food Safety said that the market checking would be further intensified in the coming days to ensure that essential commodities are sold to customers at Government approved rates.

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