Food Safety Appellate Tribunal upholds Rs 5.50 lakh fine on 2 companies

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 14: In a landmark judgment, Food Safety Appellate Tribunal, Jammu has  upheld the judgments pronounced by Adjudicating Officers of district Samba and Udhampur in the cases of Fill Industries Ltd Srinagar  and Sarveshwar Organic Food Ltd-Jammu wherein  a fine of  Rs 5.50 lakh has been imposed on the accused parties.
The cases were pleaded by Adv Chowdhary Mohammad Ayoub who appeared for the department before the   Food Safety Appellate Tribunal Jammu.
It is pertinent to mention here that during last year 1921 statutory samples of various food articles were lifted from Jammu Province wherein 564 samples were found in contravention of FSSA.
Accordingly, legal action was initiated against the defaulter companies. Out of which 497 cases have been decided and fine amounting to Rs 45,14,600 has been imposed on the violators.