ADC Budgam imposes Rs 1.75 lakh fine on traders for violating food safety standards

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BUDGAM: Adjudicating Officer, Additional Deputy Commissioner Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Shah on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 1,75,000 on various food outlet owners, shopkeepers, traders and wholesale dealers for violating the food safety standards in the district.
The fine was imposed on the erring traders, during the proceeding of cases of various blocks of district Budgam related to the food safety and standards, listed before the adjudicating officer, an official handout read.
During the proceedings, various food business operators were convicted for various offences under section 51 and section 52 of Food Safety & Standards Act.
The adjudicating officer further directed the offenders not to repeat the practice of selling misbranded or any substandard food items and asked them to comply with the provision of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, it added.