PANAJI: Directorate of Food and Drugs has informed that the then Adjudicating Officer has disposed of three cases in which food business operators have been penalised for manufacturing and selling sub-standard food items.
In one case filed by Food Safety Officer, Smt. Ankita Palyekar, a fine of Rupees One Lakh was imposed on (1) ADANI WILMAR LIMITED, Village-Malegaon, Tehsil- Saoner, District-Nagpur, Maharashtra, for manufacturing and selling ‘Fortune Plus + Soya Health Refined Soya Bean Oil’, which was declared “Sub-Standard”, on analysis by the Food Analyst due to the Vitamin A (4.25 µg RE/gm) and Vitamin D (<0.05 ug/gm) content were below the prescribed limit.
The second case was filed by Food Safety Officer, Smt. Ankita Palyekar, a fine of Rs. 5000/-, imposed on Jabbarsingh V. Rajpurohit, M/s. Rajpurohit Sweet Mart, Shop No. 2, Pandeva Appartments, Aquem Salcete- Goa, for manufacturing and selling ‘Papdi, Kharegati, & Bhavnagri Shev, which were declared as “Sub-Standard”, on analysis due to the presence of Fat (ODB) 47.52%, 53.17%, 52.49% respectively which was more than the permissible limit as per IS 15271; 2013.
Third case fine of Rs.30,000/- was filed by Food Safety Officer Smt Shruti Pilarnekar for manufacturing and selling substandard food. It was imposed on Respondents (1) Shri. Chaganlal Borana, (Food Business Operator) M/s. Sanman Sweets, Shop No.44, Apna Bazar, Vasco-Da-Gama, Mormugao, Goa and ( Shri. Babulal Borana, (Food Business Operator) M/s. Sanman Sweets, Shop No.44 Apna Bazar, Vasco-Da-Gama, Mormugao, Goa, for manufacturing and selling ‘Gathi (Loose)’, which was declared “Sub-Standard’, on analysis as it contains Fat (ODB) 52.59% which is in excess of the quantity specified by regulations and does not comply IS 15271:2013, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.