Government seals Dugad’s Frooti factory in Satungal

Kathmandu, August 28

The Metropolitan Police-Crime Division today sealed the Satungal-based factory of Dugad Food and Beverage Company after the company was found to be using contaminated ingredients while producing Frooti, a popular juice product in Nepal.

The Metropolitan Police-Crime Division and the District Administration Office (DAO) had jointly raided the production site and the warehouse of Dugad after receiving complaints on the quality of Frooti from consumers.

“During our raid, we found that the company had been using date-expired mango pulp, one of the ingredients used to produce Frooti, to manufacture the juice,” informed Senior Superintendent of Police Dibes Lohani.

The joint raid team has also destroyed 400 containers of mango pulp. Each container contained 223 kilograms of mango pulp, according to Lohani.

Meanwhile, Lohani said that a case will be filed against the company at the DAO and relevant actions will be taken as mandated by the Black-marketing and Some Other Social Offences and Punishment Act.

This is the second time in a span of one month that the government monitoring has raided the production factory of Frooti.

On August 11, the government inspection team had destroyed 200,000 packets of Frooti based on similar findings.

SSP Lohani informed that the police are searching for the owners of the company. “We hope to

determine their whereabouts soon and take them in custody.”