The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced to recheck godowns of 'Subhiksha' store chain following complaints of violation of hygiene norms.
Deputy chairman of the Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare asked the government to recheck the godowns of Subhiksha store and cancel the licence if norms were violated.
Taking note of the directives given by Davkhare, Minister of State for Food and Drug Administration Baba Siddiqui assured to recheck the godowns.
He said instructions would be given to FDA commissioner for the rechecking.
The licence of the store was cancelled from March 1 to March 10 and from June 23 to June 27 for not maintaining proper hygiene in the food packaging area, Siddiqui said.
The issue was raised by leader of opposition Pandurang Phundkar who asked the government to cancel the licence for a few more days.
Phundkar said despite 'Subhiksha' not having the repacking licence, the store was found doing so.
As per the report prepared by the FDA during earlier checking, food was found lying on floor amid spit and dust, Phundkar said. This posed danger to public health and the licence of the store should be cancelled by the government, he said.