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City eateries, super shops fined Tk2.1m

Update : 22 Jul 2013, 01:40 AM

Different mobile courts fined several eateries in the capital Tk2.1m for selling adulterated and date expired food items Sunday.

Led by Executive Magistrate AHM Anwar Pasha, a mobile court fined the owner, and eight employees of Trust Family Needs Super Shop, in the capital’s Uttara, Tk1.7m, for selling of expired iftar items, various foods items and cosmetics.

The mobile court also seized various cosmetics and food items worth Tk500,000 for not having been approved by the Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI).

Anwar Pasha said his mobile court fined a branch of the shopping centre at Uttara’s sector 3 for the same reason seven months earlier.

With the support of Rapid Action Battalion 1, the mobile court was accompanied by officials from the government’s Anti-Formalin unit of the Fisheries department, and BSTI, Sunday.

During the drive, they found the shop was selling various iftar items, which were prepared on Saturday, the magistrate said, adding that various iftar items were being prepared in an unhygienic environment.

Meanwhile, the Directorate of National Consumers Rights Protection penalised 13 hotels and sweet shops in the capital. They were fined a total of Tk400,000, for adulteration of iftar items, a press release said Sunday.

Four teams of the DNCRP visited and inspected the hotels and shops situated in various areas of the capital, so as to protect consumers’ rights.

The restaurants and shops include Star Kebab Hotel and Restaurant, Fakruddin Foods, Alauddin Sweetmeat and Mama Halim.

The teams also fined four enterprises and restaurants in Malibagh and Rampura areas Tk25,000 for the same reason, while two enterprises in Hazaribagh were also fined Tk18,000 for selling expired milk products. 

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