Hyderabad: The Rangareddy district legal metrology office has registered a case against KS Bakers, Chanda Nagar, for violating the Packaged Commodities Rules 2011.

A complaint was filed against KS Bakers by activist Sai Teja who had bought a cake from the store. "There was no 'veg' and 'non-veg' label on the package. I am a vegetarian and the food I ordered was non-vegetarian. The bakery is not maintaining the guidelines regarding packaging according to the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Act of 2006. It is mandatory to put the label as per the regulations of the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulation 2011," said Sai Teja.

The legal metrology department conducted an inspection of the Bakery on 12 January and registered a case for contravention of Rule 6(3) of the Telangana Legal Metrology (PC) Rules 2011.

"If such violations are taking place at such a famous bakery, we can only imagine how rampant it is in other places. I appeal to people not to stay silent about such irregularities and report them. Such violations are punishable under section 546 of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act 1955 and 273 of the IPC," the activist further added.

He also said that if people notice any irregularities regarding packaged items, weight and measures, and MRP, they can write to the legal metrology department at [email protected]. "After writing to them, follow up with the officials after 10 days. If they have not filed a complaint, then file an RTI," Sai Teja suggested.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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