Food safety: Licences of 2 bakeries suspended

Food safety: Licences of 2 bakeries suspended
Unhygienic condition of one of the bakeries in Kohima. (CMO Kohima)
DIMAPUR, OCT 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/27/2018 11:53:49 AM IST

Food safety authority has suspended the food licences of two bakeries in Kohima for failure to comply with some conditions.

In a press release, the chief medical officer (CMO) and designated officer Kohima, Dr.Ritu Thurr, stated that an improvement notice was served on M/S Best Bakery and M/S Mums Bakery located at Merhülietsa Colony, Kohima for unhygienic conditions under Section 32 of the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.

However, CMO said that during re-inspection by food safety officer and assistants, it was found that some conditions were not complied. Therefore, the food licences of the two bakery units were suspended in accordance to Section 32 (2) of the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.

Earlier, on October 11 last, the food safety officials along with Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) officials had also carried out a joint inspection of food establishments. During the inspection, some food products that exceeded best before date were seized by the team from a bakery located at PR Hill, Kohima.

Food safety regulators of Kohima district had appealed to the consumers to report to the office of the designated officer (chief medical officer), Kohima in regard to any food complaints. It also invited colony panchayats/youth organisations to write to the CMO/designated office Kohima if joint inspection needs to be done with regard to food items in their colonies.

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