Aparoopa Bakery fined Rs 18 thousand for keeping unsafe food
Agartala, Mar 04, 2016 : Rampant sale of fast food item across Tripura has become a major source of concern for common people as well as authorities supposed to keep a tab on sale of quality products. In a swoop yesterday the central Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) imposed a penalty of Rs 18 thousand on the local ‘Aparoopa Bakery’ for keeping cakes and fast food items beyond the date of expiry. When the FSSAI authority raided the premises of the ‘Aparoopa Bakery’ the owners failed to give any proof of the date and timing of manufacture and whether they were still fit for human consumption without inviting health related problems.
Official sources here said that the department of food and Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) authority are tasked to issue and license and monitor the nature and quality of food items sold in shops and stalls across the state. The FSSAI atuhority’s raid yesterday and punitive action taken proved that AMC authority and department of food were not alert on the crucial matter.