U Kyaw Kyaw, director of the Mandalay City Development Committee, said the FDA also submitted a request to his office to revoke the dye-free certificates of the shops.
“Since declaring it a dye-free market, we have conducted regular inspections. We discovered some shops still using dyes in the past two months. We fined them K50,000 (US$31) and made them sign a pledge not to do it again,” he said.
The Mandalay city government declared Zaychodaw market free of banned dyes on July 25 and issued dye-free certificates to 386 shops in the market.
Authorities are also carrying out other measures to ensure the market remains dye-free, such as food registration, supporting food manufacturing, monitoring, and education campaigns.