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Mangaluru: Authorities raid and fine shops for violating tobacco rule


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Dec 5: District Food and Safety department and District Tobacco Control Cell jointly conducted a surprise raid at Kavoor Junction in n Wednesday, December 5.

During the raid, the officers found that majority of the shop owners are not aware of the rule of displaying the boards against the use of tobacco products in their shops. It has also come to light that many shops do not have the licence to sell food items.



Officers imposed fine on many shopkeepers for violating the regulations, while others were given awareness on displaying anti-tobacco boards and on selling expired goods.

 Speaking to Daijiworld, District National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) officer Dr Praveen said, "We inspected more than 30 shops in Kavoor Junction. We mainly concentrated on hotels, bakeries and grocery shops. It is compulsory to display anti-tobacco board in shops stating that these shops do not sell the tobacco items. But we did not find the board in front of any of the shops. It has come to light that majority of the shop owners are not aware of this rule. We strictly informed them to display the boards and make sure they do not sell any items that contain tobacco,"

 "We imposed fine on nearly 15 shops for selling food items without having licence from Food and Safety Department. The raid is a part of our food safety awareness campaign which has started this month. We have already inspected 300 shops all over the city and this campaign will continue further," he added.

District food safety officer and coordinator of NTCP, Dr Praveen led the raid along with officers Dr John, Khader, Shruthi and ASI of Kavoor police station Janardhan Gowda.


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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    What about people consuming alcohol at public places ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    Need to check if if these people raiding shops are violating the Law of the Land ...

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  • James, udupi/Kuwait

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    One small suggestion to District Food and Safety department and District Tobacco Control Cell, Why don`t to you Ban or raid the distributor or stockist instead of troubling petty shops
    Best ask Kumarsamy to Ban tobacco product in Karnataka
    One more best suggestion Cancel Tobacco Manufacturer license.

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  • Lainal, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    To the people le who are telling to ban the tobacco distributors or csncel the license od tabbaco
    .. Just think how many people will loose their jobs and what abt their daily living.... By this u only create unemployment

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  • Prarthana, Konchadi

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    Mòstly all general stores sell cigetattes.

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  • Felix, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    Why to take trouble in wandering under hot sun and dust hunting the shops. Anyhow you were paid from tax payers money. Pull on few more days till you retire and pension flows in to your bank a/c.....

    We are going for smart city and no one yet started checking the restaurants the oil they reuse till it becomes tar....no check on packed food for production / expiry date etc.

    Oh lord give us the wisdom to do the good job for which we are paid and spend the same money on our family.

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  • shan, dubai

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    Shop owners might have miss the date of paying hapta.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    When will the authorities or excise dept raid the illegal selling of liquor... Wine shops,. Goodu angadi

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