2 multinational surgical companies penalized for violating labeling norms

SRINAGAR, MAY 13: Prompted by public complaints that retail drug stores operating in Soura area are selling medical and surgical goods in pre-packaged form without carrying the mandatory declarations on their labels, a team of officers from Legal Metrology Department headed by Joint Controller conducted a surprise inspection of medical stores of the area.

The Deputy Controller (Consumer Protection) Kashmir registered the challans against the two MNC (surgical) namely B. D. International India Pvt Ltd Gurgoan, Haryana and covidien Healthcare Pvt Ltd Haryana for violating the labeling norms as prescribed under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.

The companies confessed the lapses and ensured the department that their future supplies of products shall carry all the mandatory declarations in legible and prominent manner. The Joint Controller stamped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on these defaulting companies.

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