MSF shuts down two stores indefinitely
IMPHAL, 28th FEB: As a continuation of the drive launched by Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF), two shops run by non-Manipuris were shut down indefinitely for selling expired products and altering their prices on Tuesday. MSF volunteers, including its general secretary Wangamba, launched the drive at Masjid Road after receiving specific information that expired products were sold by altering the expiry dates.
During the drive, the volunteers discovered that two persons hailing from Bihar were selling expired products at higher prices by altering the price tags. The two shopkeepers have been identified as Suresh who runs a store called Sony Store and Ashok of Ashok Store. The expired products were seized by MSF team and destroyed at their office. Theyalso shut down the stores indefinitely.
Speaking on the sidelines of the drive, MSF external affairs secretaryNingthoujamJugeshwar revealed that the drives are being conducted to open the eyes of food safety department officials who have failed to perform their duties. If the department cannot prevent the sale of such hazardous products only for profit in the future then it does not have the right to exist as a department, he stressed, urging the food safety department to prevent such activities by strictly monitoring the sale of hazardous expired products.