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Druggist charged with FAC
Published on 10 Jul. 2010 12:01 AM IST
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Dimapur local health authority, as per prevention of food adulteration (PFA) Act, has registered a food adulteration case (FAC) against one medicine shop owner for allegedly selling “misbranded and adulterated” Knoll’s ORS-L (lemon drink) in town. Besides this, the authority also registered cases against six whole sellers of the food items (food articles) in Dimapur town, who did not obtain PFA/food licence for the past few years, the chief medical officer Dr. K Solo informed in a press release today. He said it was mandatory to obtain such licence under provisions of PFA Act and Rules. All the accused vendors, the CMO said would be panelized under section 7 and 17 of PFA act 1954, if proved guilty by the court. It may be mentioned that, union health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, replying to Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha last April, said that new anti-adulteration law makes food adulteration an offence punishable with life imprisonment and manufacturers can be fined up to Rs. 10 lakh. He had said that Food Safety and Standards Act passed by the Parliament in 2006 will come into force in next 3-4 months.

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