Shops selling low quality stuff
KATHMANDU: When festivals like Tihar and Chhat draw near, the problem of food adulteration increases tremendously in the market. A food inspection team, led by the vice-secretary of the finance department Tika Prashad Bhandari revealed that food adulteration process intensifies during the festive seasons.
The team inspected various shops at Lagankhel, and discovered four sweets shops and one meat shop selling low quality products. These shops were selling stale and rotten sweets that were destroyed during the inspection.
In addition, some of the meat shops like ‘ Subha fresh meat house’ were found to be selling 95 packets of sausages without labels. These packets were sealed and handed over to the Department of Animal Service (Pashu Sewa Karyalaya) Lalitpur.
Along with it, the inspection
team directed the shop owners
to maintain the quality of food
products in future.
The owners were told to
keep cooking places and utensils clean in order to prevent diseases. The inspection team also directed them to use clean water, as the
water used in these hotels was found to be highly contaminated.
With rampant adulteration,
the sufferer is the common man
and woman who are cheated by
the shopkeepers all the time. There
is a need for regular monitoring
in order to maintain the quality of food and there should be provisions of strict punishment for these kinds of crimes.
The inspection team included Nepal food corporation-Lalitpur
and representatives of Lalitpur