Court imposes fine on SMHS hospital canteen, four bakers

Court imposes fine on SMHS hospital canteen, four bakers

Srinagar: Acting on the complaints of Food Safety Officers of Food & Drug Administration, District Srinagar, the Court of Adjudicating Officer (Additional Deputy Commissioner) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs sixty-nine thousand (Rs 69,000) on six food business operators for violating hygienic and sanitary requirements of Food Safety & Standards Act.
Those fined include canteen contractor of SHMS hospital, four bakers, and a confectionery manufacturer.
An official said that a fresh drive has been initiated against food business operators particularly against nanwaies (bread makers), chicken sellers, and butchers who do not follow good hygienic practices.
He said that forty-eight fresh cases have been instituted in the competent court against various food business operators for violation of different provisions of Food Safety & Standards Act.