More FBOs booked for sale of banned tobacco products

Port Blair
28 Aug 2017

Continuing its crackdown on illegal sale of tobacco, a team of Food Safety Officials led by the District Food Safety Officer, South Andaman on Monday conducted surprise raids in connection with storage and distribution of contraband tobacco products at Ograbraj, Chouldari, Port Mout, Haddo, Austinabad, Nayagaon, Bathu Basti and Haddo wherein  a large quantities of contraband products were seized from nine Food Business Operators (FBOs). All the nine FBOs premises were closed and sealed. The contraband items were seized under the appropriate section of the Act and legal proceedings are being initiated against the offenders under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.  Till now 24 premises have been sealed for the violation.
The Commissioner Food Safety has warned the Food Business Operators not to store/stock/display or sale any contraband products in their premises and storage area and if the enforcement staff on their inspection find any contraband tobacco products, stringent action will be initiated against the errant FBOs including sealing of premises and cancellation of licenses. The general public has been requested to pass on contraventions found if any on food safety to the Commissioner of Food Safety, A&N Islands at No. 03192-231024/9434280018 or on District Control Room No. 1070 for strict actions against violators.