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Decision to fine Nestle deferred till Sept 30

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Rohtak, September 10, 2013
First Published: 14:01 IST(10/9/2013) | Last Updated: 14:03 IST(10/9/2013)

The decision regarding the imposition of fine on the multinational food giant Nestle company for violation of Food and Safety Standard Act (FSSA) has been deferred by adjudicating officer and additional deputy commissioner RC Birdhan till September 30.

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This was the third time in the past two months that the decision was deferred in the case. First time, it was deferred till July 30 and then till August 13 and now on Monday it has been delayed till September, after the submission of failed test reports by the food and analysis department of Haryana.

According to details, the food safety officer had taken samples of nanpro, lactogen and cerelac wheat stage-1 from local distributor of the company in July, 2012, as per provisions of FSSA. After receiving the failed samples report of the product, the health department has booked the company, local distributor.

Later, the company was also booked under Infant Milk Substitute (IMS) Act on August 1, 2012, after a series of search and raid conducted in more than two districts of the state.

Rakesh Gupta, commissioner, food and drugs administration, confirmed that a case had been registered against Nestle last year, but he said he had not been updated with latest status of the case, as it was done at district level by the authorities concerned.


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