Pharma company among 7 erring FBOs fined Rs 45500

Excelsior Correspondent

RAMBAN, May 30: Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Ramban, Varunjeet Singh Charak, in capacity of Adjudicating Officer, has imposed a substantial penalty of Rs. 45500 on seven Food Business Operators (FBOs) including a Pharma company operating in the district.
The action forms part of a robust drive launched to enforce compliance with the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006.
Out of eight cases reviewed, seven were resolved with penalties levied against the traders, including a pharmaceutical company Nunkind HealthCare Pvt Ltd, for the sale of misbranded and substandard medicines and food items. The violations were found in direct contravention of the FSS Act-2006. One case was deferred for the next hearing due to the respondent’s absence.
The enforcement action targeted multiple manufacturers, wholesale dealers, and retailers found to be violating the provisions of the FSS Act-2006. The Adjudicating Officer underscored the critical importance of adhering to the legal standards governing the food and pharmaceutical industries.
The ADM issued strict warning to the offenders, directing them to comply strictly with the Food Safety and Standards Act and its associated regulations. He cautioned that any future violations would result in even more severe penalties.
He also instructed the Enforcement Agency to take decisive actions against the violators, reinforcing the administration’s commitment to upholding public health and safety standards as per the directives of the FSS Act-2006.