Expired food items stock found with fresh levels

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 12, 2019: Kangleipak Students’ Association seized a large amount of expired food items and other items stocked with fresh labels with extended from the godown of a wholesale dealer at Dharamsala on Tuesday.

The expired items included papad, masala, chilli powder, honey, cooking oil, glycerine, etc. They were products of ‘Kaapaa’.

The godown belongs to Niraj Mahawar from Rajasthan.

Sources said the business to resell the expired items has been carried out for the last 40 years by Niraj and his family, being the dealer of Kaapaa products. The business was first started by his father, late, Kedar Mahawar through resale of expired cooking oil.

The student body has banned “Kaapaa” products in the state.

Secretary general of the student body Seram Hemjit said sale of the expired items by the outsiders for consumption by people of the state is an attempt to wipe out the indigenous communities of the sate.

Hemjit condemned the food security department for its incompetency and inability to prevent such practices.

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