GUWAHATI, Aug 10 – In a case related to selling of sub- standard foodstuff, the Adjudicating Officer of Kamrup (Metro) has slapped a penalty of Rs one lakh on M/S Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd.
According to Food Safety Officer Samiran Baruah, Kamrup (Metro), the case was brought against M/S Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd for selling sub-standard mustard oil to the consumers.
M/S Mother Dairy has also been directed not to sell its remaining stock approximately to the tune of 18 tonnes worth Rs 14 lakh anywhere in the country for human consumption.
It needs to be mentioned here that this case was detected by Samiran Baruah under the Food Safety and Standard (FSS) Act. Two samples of mustard oil (Dhara) were taken from the godown of M/S Mother Dairy at Pachim Boragaon here for analysis under the provisions of the FSS Act.
“The Food Analyst of the Government of Assam in his report mentioned that the samples contained sesame oil in contravention of the requirements as laid down in the rules,” informed Baruah adding that portions of the samples were also sent to Central Food Laboratory, Kolkata for test. The Director of the Central Food Laboratory also said that the samples did not conform to the prescribed standards.
The fine against M/S Mother Dairy is the highest in Assam till date under the FSS Act.