The food control administration department randomly collected samples from the open market and from the bottling plants. Tests revealed that some of them contained harmful foreign particles while some others were polluted because of rust in the cap of the bottle.
Flouting all rules and regulations, one of the branded company was found engaged in gross irregularity by ignoring printing the date of manufacturing and expiry on the soft drink bottles.
Finding the multinationals on wrong foot the Food Control and Administration of Bihar is now planning to file a case against the companies concerned and their bottling plants at the earliest.
Drug controller and joint food controller of Bihar Y K Jaiswal told UNI here that the companies would be prosecuted and cases would be filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate of both Patna and Hajipur under prevention of Food Adulteration Act.
Mr Jaiswal refused to disclose the name of the companies found on the wrong foot. However, he had disclosed that 34 samples of different brands were collected randomly and sent to the lab for testing and the report revealed that one bottle had harmful foreign particle while the content of the other two were polluted due to rusting of the cap. The fourth bottle did not mention the manufacturing and expiry dates.
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