110 companies fined for selling adulterated foods | 2019-09-11

110 companies fined for selling adulterated foods

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11th September, 2019 09:04:26 printer

110 companies fined for selling adulterated foods

As the part of authorities’ move to stop selling adulterated food items and goods and free the consumers from clutches of unscrupulous traders, the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection recently fined 110 companies Taka 8,07,000.

The fine realized from more than 100 business establishments by carrying out different drives in the capital and various divisions and districts
joined by as many as 45 officials of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP).

During the drives, DNCRP officials fined the capital’s Nando’s for mixing contraband items in foods while Red Cabbage and Juicy Juice Bar were fined for making food products at unhealthy places in Gulshan, Shahbag and Lalbag areas.

They monitored 42 markets throughout the country and fined and realized 4 lakh 92 thousand 200 taka for making food products at unhealthy places, selling goods without any MRP seal and expired foods, including medicine, cheating with customers while weighing products, using banned ingredients in foods and not showing any price list.

Besides, ten companies were fined on the basis of the written complaints lodged by customers and 25 percent of the fine was paid to the complainants immediately.

Among others, deputy commissioners, officials of district police, Armed Police Battalion, Civil Surgeon Offices and representatives of local administration were present during the drives.

 


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