Milk powder sans label ordered destroyed

By Gamini Bandara Illanganthilake

- Maskeliya Corr.

Hatton Magistrate and Additional District Judge Amil Ariyasena ordered the Public Health Inspectors to destroy nearly 100 kilos of milk powder which bore no trade name.

Acting on a tip-off, the PHIs of the Bogawanthalawa and Honsie areas seized the stock for sale to labourers of Champion tea estate from a shop belonging to the plantation’s storekeeper.

The judge also fined the storekeeper Rs. 7,500 for selling milk powder without a trade name as it contravened the regulations of the Food Act.

The destroyed stock of milk powder was valued at Rs 100,000.

The raid was carried out by Bogawanthalawa PHI GKL Wasantha and Honsie PHI D Wartharaja.

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