FSSAI Seizes 45 Metric Tons of Expired Beer in Joint Operation, Launches Investigation

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), in collaboration with Customs officials, carried out a joint inspection at the Public Bonded Warehouse in Dwarka, New Delhi, where they discovered and seized 45 metric tons of expired beer in the second week of January. The examination exposed a clear violation of the regulations outlined in the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act of 2006, as a Food Business Operator (FBO) was found to be hoarding 45 metric tons of expired beer from a popular brand, valued at approximately Rs. 1 crore, within the warehouse.

In response to these violations, a team led by S Vijayarani, Director, Northern Region, seized all the expired products, which will undergo further investigation. FSSAI is currently conducting a thorough inquiry into the matter to determine the full extent of the violation and to take appropriate actions in accordance with the regulatory framework.

The FSSAI’s action underscores its commitment to ensuring consumer safety by enforcing stringent regulations and promptly addressing violations by FBOs. Additionally, FSSAI encourages consumers to report any concerns related to food safety through the dedicated “Food Safety Connect” portal.