On Tuesday the Bombay HC ( High Court ) disband the public interest litigation (PIL) by the association of the sweet shop owners in the state of Mumbai and imposed Rs.1 lakh fine for challenging the directions of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
The Bombay HC decided and observed the solicitor association sought to, what the authority proposed to do for the benefit of the consumers and the PIL was ‘misinterpret’ and imposed the fine of Rs.1 lakh to be paid to Advocates’ Covid-19 welfare fund.
The decision taken in the view of some instances, which was reported about the perished sweets being sold to consumers posing health issues and problems.
On 25th September issued, FSSAI order in which stated: “In the public interest and to ensure food safety, it has been decided that in case of non-packaged/loose sweets, the container/tray holding sweets at the outlet for sale should display the ‘best before date’ of the product mandatorily with effect from October 1.”
The order of the FSSAI was that the sweet shops should display the manufacturing dates which should be ‘purely voluntary’ and ‘non-binding’ and the shops should display ‘expiry date’ of sweets depending upon the nature of product and the conditions of the product.