FBOs in Kohima asked to get registered

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Dimapur, October 12: The Chief Medical Officer, Kohima and designated officer, food safety, has notified that no Food Business Operators (FBO) shall or by any person manufacture, store, sell or distribute any article of food except under a licence or registration under Food Safety & Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011.
The CMO informed all FBOs in Kohima to get registered or licensed under the stated regulations, 2011, failing which defaulters will be penalized as per the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.
To ensure consumer safety, the CMO asked FBOs dealing with fresh fish products should first of all test the fish and only when it’s free of formalin expose it for sale/sell to the consumers.
It also asked consumers to inquire from the FBO whether the fresh fish were tested and to show the test report as well before purchasing.
Raid on Best Bakery
Meanwhile food safety officials along with Kohima Municipal Council carried out a joint inspection of food establishments in Kohima on October 11, and seized some food products that had exceeded best before date from M/s Best Bakery located at PR Hill, Kohima.
Food safety regulators of Kohima District appealed to the consumers to participate and report to the Office of the Designated Officer (Chief Medical Officer), Kohima in regard to any food complaints. Colony panchayats/youth organisations can also write to the designated officer if joint inspection needs to be done in regard to food items in their colonies.
(Page News Service)