The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) along with Customs officials, conducted a joint inspection at the Public Bonded Warehouse in Dwarka, New Delhi, and found 45 metric tonne of expired beer.
The searches were conducted in the second week of January.
According to FSSAI, 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 tonne 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, team led by S Vijayarani, Director, Northern Region, seized all the expired products. The seized products will be subject to further investigation.
FSSAI’s statement into the matter says that the food authority is currently conducting a comprehensive inquiry into the matter to ascertain the full extent of the violation and to take necessary actions as 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 who are violating the regulatory provisions,” reads the FSSAI statement.
Further, FSSAI also asked consumers to report any instances of food safety concerns through a dedicated “Food Safety Connect” portal.