10 shops sealed for selling contraband tobacco

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PORT BLAIR, AUG 25: A team of Food Safety Officials led by the District Food Safety Officer, South Andaman conducted surprise raids today  in connection with  storage and distribution of contraband tobacco products at Haddo, Fisheries Jetty, Phoneix Bay, and Mohanpura market  wherein large quantities of contraband products were seized from 10 Food Business Operators (FBOs). The details of the FBOs who premises were inspected, closed and sealed are Hemawati, R/o Garacharma, Hazara Bibi, R/o Phoniex Bay, Ali Baba, R/o Phoniex Bay, Velu, R/o Dignabad, Nathan, R/o Phoneix Bay Jetty, V. Naga Babu, R/o Haddo, Chinnamma, R/o Haddo, Mundrika Sahu, R/o Haddo,  P. Venkata Laxmi, R/o Haddo and Uma Devi, R/o Aberdeen Bazaar. All the contraband items were seized under the appropriate section of the Act and legal proceedings are being initiated against the offenders under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.  Till now 15 premises have been sealed for the violation.

The Commissioner Food Safety have warned the Food Business Operators not to store/stock/display or sale any contraband products in their premises and storage area and if the enforcement staff on their inspection if found any contraband tobacco products, stringent action will be initiated against the errant FBOs including sealing of premises and cancellation of licenses.

All the general public is hereby requested to pass on contraventions found if any on food safety to the Commissioner of Food Safety, A&N Islands at No. 03192-231024/9434280018 or on District Control Room No. 1070 for strict actions against violators.