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Dairy firm penalized Rs 5K by LMD

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Srinagar:  The Legal Metrology Department today booked and recovered a fine of Rs. 5000 from a local milk-dairy for inadequate labeling on the curd-packages. Prompted by a complaint lodged by a citizen of Srinagar city against a local milk- dairy, the Dy. Controller, Kashmir slapped a fine of Rs. 5000/- on the firm under the provisions of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 for not carrying Customer-Care number and e-mail address on the label. Under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, it is mandatory to mention customer- care number and e-mail address on the label of the pre-packaged goods so that consumers can reach to the firm directly in case there is some complaint regarding the product in the package. In addition to this, the department conducted inspections of different markets and booked 17 erring traders for violating Legal Metrology Laws, for which a penal sum of Rs. 11,350 was also collected.

 

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