In collaboration with Customs officials, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducted a joint inspection on Thursday, 11 January 2024, at the Public Bonded Warehouse in Dwarka, New Delhi. The findings revealed a clear violation of the provisions outlined in the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act of 2006.
During the inspection of goods, it was discovered that a Food Business Operator (FBO) had a stockpile of 45 metric tonnes of expired beer of a popular brand, with an estimated value of Rs. 1 crore, stored in the warehouse.
In response to the violations, FSSAI, under the supervision of its director, Northern Region, S. Vijayarani, took immediate action by seizing all the expired products in accordance with the FSS Act, 2006. The seized products will be subject to further investigation.
FSSAI is conducting a comprehensive inquiry into the matter to ascertain the full extent of the violation and take necessary actions per the regulatory framework. FSSAI’s crackdown underlines its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of consumers by enforcing stringent regulations and taking timely action against the FBOs violating the regulatory provisions.
Further, FSSAI encourages consumers to report any food safety concerns to maintain the highest standards of food safety across the country. The consumers can share their problems related to food safety matters directly with FSSAI through a dedicated “Food Safety Connect” portal, which can be accessed at https://foscos.fssai.gov.in/consumergrievance/