Food adulterers in Maharashtra will face life sentence
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 2:43 PM
Maharashtra government said it would make food adulteration a non-bailable offence and provide for life-term to the offenders. Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat informed the Legislative Council that the government would amend the existing law, to provide for life imprisonment to offenders. The minister said the government was aware of the consequences of food adulteration and is committed to stop the malpractice.
Life imprisonment and fine of Rs 10 lakh for food adulteration
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:38 AM
In draft amendments to the Food Safety and Standards Act, the country's food regulator FSSAI has proposed life imprisonment and a penalty of at least Rs 10 lakh for those adulterating food products. Adding that the minimum punishment shall be seven years, the draft states the person shall be punished irrespective of whether the adulteration caused an "actual injury".