Dairy fined Rs 3 lakh fine for selling unbranded butter

Shimla: A district administration court here today slapped a fine of Rs 3 lakh on M/s. Chanakya Dairy Ltd, Gobindgarh (Punjab) for selling unbranded butter.

Exercising its judicial power, the court of additional district magistrate (ADM) held the dairy guilty of violating food safety laws for a consignment that was withheld by a vigilant municipal corporation official, last year.

Acting of a complaint by Food Safety Officer Ashok Mangla, ADM Naresh Kumar Lath held the dairy guilty of having violated the Food Safety Act, 2009 before pronouncing the fine for the violations made.

The erring diary has been grated 30 days time to deposit the fine.

It was on January 10, 2011 that the food safety officer had apprehended the vehicle carrying the unbranded butter at Kacchighati, a Shimla suburb.

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