Srinagar, Oct 4: A bakery shop was slapped a fine of Rs 5000 for selling pre-packaged biscuits without declaration of relevant details in Srinagar, an official spokesman said on Sunday.
He said the Legal Metrology Department (LMD) slapped a fine of Rs 5000 on the firm for offering for sale the pre-packaged biscuits without the declaration of Maximum Retail Price (MRP) Date of Manufacture and other relevant details.
Prompted by public complaints that a Bakery-shop in Srinagar city is offering for sale the pre-packaged biscuits without relevant details, the field executives of LMD conducted surprise inspection of the bakery-shop and found the complaint genuine.
A case was registered against the Manager of the shop under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 and a fine was also slapped on the firm for the lapse. However, the name of the bakery shop was not disclosed for unknown reasons.
The Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kashmir has recently issued a fresh rate-list of Bakery and Confectionery food items wherein rates of some bakery items have been revised.
The traders dealing in bakery items have been directed to display the rate-list on their premises and explicitly carry the declaration on the counters to differentiate the two types of cakes (plain ghee-cake and Butter ghee-cake).
In case of any query or complaint pertaining to net-contents or labeling norms, it has also asked consumers to approach the department.