Panaji, October 7, 2017 …. The District Magistrate cum Adjudicating Officer, North Goa Smt. Nila Mohanan imposed a penalty of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand) each on Shri Dugaprasad Kukalkar, owner and Shri Bahdur B.K, food vendor of M/s. Decent Fast Food, Sanquelim, under the provisions of the food safety and standard Act, 2006, and the rules/regulations, for selling/manufacturing ‘chicken pakoda’ which was declared and reported to be substandard food under the aforesaid Act, as it contained non-permitted synthetic food colour.
Both the parties admitted to the violation and has also stopped the activity of operating the firm, M/s. Decent Fast Food, Sanquelim.
The said sample of ‘chicken pakoda’ was drawn by the Senor Food Safety Officer, Shri Rajiv Korde of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration, Bambolim.
The said penal order was passed on September 20, 2017 and the case on behalf of State was represented by Adv. Purushottam Karpe.