Food Business Operators Fined
Port Blair, Sept. 19: The Commissioner Food Safety has directed the District Food Safety Offices of South Andaman and North & Middle Andaman to keep an extra vigil on sensitive food junctions. In this regard, the enforcement staffs of District Food Safety Offices of South Andaman and North and Middle Andaman conducted surprise raids on the Food Business Operators involved in manufacture and sale of prepared foods at Jirkatang, Middle Strait of South Andaman jurisdiction and Oralkatcha at Baratang of North and Middle Andaman jurisdiction on 16.09.2016. During the raids 25 Food Business Operators was served with Compounding Notices for violation of different sections under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and 11 Food Business Operators is being served with Improvement Notices. Further realization of fine imposed on the Food Business Operators is under process.
The Commissioner Food Safety has further warned the Food Business Operators of all food junctions in A&N Islands to maintain strict personal hygiene, cleanliness and also to wear proper dress code during the process of manufacture and sale of prepared foods. Any laxity will be viewed seriously and action under the relevant sections of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 will be initiated against the errant Food Business Operators.