Complaint against Pilibhit food safety department | Bareilly News

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PILIBHIT: A member of ‘private sector mechanism’ at a UN panel has sent a complaint to the “higher authorities” on Saturday alleging harassment by officials of food safety and drug administration in Pilibhit.
The member, a PG in ‘business economics and finance’ from a UK-based university stated that her farm unit, operational in Pilibhit, was imposed financial penalty worth Rs2 lakh by the court of Pilibhit ADM (finance and revenue), following a “one-sided action of the food safety department“.
Notably, a team from the department had collected cheese samples from a Pilibhit-based resort on May 5 of this year to send it to a government lab for tests. The resort staff had informed the team that the cheese was supplied by the complainant’s farms, according to Shashank Tripathi, assistant commissioner of food safety and drug administration.
But the complainant alleged that the department’s officials neither informed her about the sampling action nor verified whether the sampled cheese actually belonged to her dairy farm. Based on a lab report that confirmed the low fat percentage in the cheese, the ADM court imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the resort and Rs 2 lakh on the complainant’s dairy farm on December 27.
She however said that the dairy products were certified by FSSAI and she had a practice of verifying the quality of the products through frequent lab tests.


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