Criminal Cases Against Errant Food Cos Up 86%, Says FSSAI

The Hindu Business Line|November 26, 2019

Criminal Cases Against Errant Food Cos Up 86%, Says FSSAI
Penalties up 23%, sharp rise in number of civil cases, as per data from States, UTs

Penalties worth ₹32.58 crore have been realised from errant food business operators in 2018-19, up by about 23 per cent compared with realisations in 2017-18, according to data released by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Monday.

There was also a nearly 67 per cent rise in the number of cases where penalties were imposed on food companies in 2018-19 (12,734 cases) compared with the previous year, as per the data compiled by FSSAI on enforcement activities of food safety officers from States and Union Territories for 2018-19. In the previous year, penalties amounted to about ₹26.36 crore.

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November 26, 2019