TURA, Aug 13 - A Tura-based businessman was today caught red-handed by members of Achik Youth Council (AYC) while he along with his workers were altering the date of manufacture of bread and other food products.
Sushil Mishra, who is a wholesale distributor of various confectioneries from Assam and Shillong, had been altering the date of manufacture to ensure longer shelf life of the products.
�The confectionery items were brought from Shillong on August 12 but the date on the packet was August 13. We immediately lodged a complaint with police and asked for the godown to be shut down,� said a member of the NGO.
�The place was dirty and unfit for keeping food items. We are going to lodge a complaint with DC and SP on the matter and will approach Consumer Court to seek punishment for the trader,� AYC sources said.