New Delhi: In order to check the malpractice of selling adulterated food items, the Delhi government is all set to implement Food Safety Bill from August 6 this year.

The new law would provide for granting a penalty of up to Rs 3 lakh if the victim is hospitalised and a maximum fine of Rs 5 lakh in case victim dies after consuming adulterated food apart from awarding life term or a minimum sentence of 7 years to the shopkeeper found guilty of selling the food items.

Speaking on the guidelines of the new Act, Delhi Health Minister Dr A K Walia said that under the Act it would be mandatory for all food vendors to obtain government licenses. And those vendors or shopkeepers with an annual income of more than Rs 12 lakh would have to get themselves registered.

He added that the implementation of the Act would ensure the eradication of the practice of selling adulterated food items in the capital.

(JPN/Bureau)