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Rs 3 lakh fine imposed on Hindustan Coca Cola Ltd

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JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 07: A local Court has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 Lakh on Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd in a case of misbranding filed by Food Safety department.

As per an spokesperson of Food Safety department,  a team led by Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Jammu, Dr. Parvesh Kumar,  inspected  the premises of M/s Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, Gangyal Jammu and lifted the samples of Sweetened Carbonated Water Brand Fanta and seized the available stock of 1605 Boxes containing 14,445 Bottles of 2 litres each.  He said the samples were sent  to the Laboratory for analysis which reported Misbranded. He said further intimation notice was served to firm to appeal against the report of Food Analyst within period of 30 days, to which the firm gave a refusal in writing.

Later prosecution against the firm was launched by the Food Safety Officer Daleep Singh in the Court of Adjudicating Officer (Additional District Magistrate) Jammu.

After hearing both the parties on different dates, the Court decided the case and imposed a penalty of Rs three Lakh against  M/s Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, Gangyal Jammu and passed order for destruction of seized stock of said product which cost Rs 8,14,728.

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