Flood-hit essentials confiscated

Acting upon specific inputs that flood-hit food commodities are being offered for sale to consumers, the sleuths of Drug and Food Control Organization carried out raids in various areas in district Anantnag, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Baramulla, Budgam and Shopian.
During the drive the regulatory staff destroyed / confiscated huge quantities of fruits, beverage, vanaspati, edible oil, confectionery, mustered oil, gharam masala, honey and suji salt. The traders were found in the process of pumping such commodities to the remote areas of various districts putting them for sale to innocent public.
Meanwhile, DFCO conducted inspections throughout Kashmir during which 150 drug sale establishments were inspected. Licences of seven firms were suspended and flood-hit drugs worth Rs 12,455 were confiscated by the supervisory staff. These are M/s Star Medicate Sangam Anantnag, M/s Javaid Medical Store Bijbehara, M/s Wani Medial Store Sagam Kokernag, M/s Smile Pharmacy Ganjiwara Anantnag, M/s Rifah Medical Store Thoker Market Anantnag, M/s New Darul Shafa Medicate Palhalan, M/s Sami Medicose Natipora and M/s Modern Medicate Natipora.

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