Guhyeshwari-based Sindhu Tatopani Cold Store found selling rotten meat, sealed

KATHMANDU: The Sindhu Tatopani Cold Store located in Guhyeshwari, Kathmandu has been sealed today after it was found operating illegally.

The cold store was also found selling rotten meat in course of a regular monitoring carried out by the Department of Supply Management and Consumer Welfare Protection (DoSMCWP). A monitoring team of the Department destroyed nine kilogrammes of rotten meat from the cold store this morning.

The monitoring team carried out under the coordination of monitoring officer Dhundi Raj Pokharel also found other food being cooked at the same place from where the meat was being sold. Moreover, the licence of the cold store was not renewed, the weights and balances were not certified and the store was dirty.

The Monitoring team has sealed the cold store and ordered its proprietor to report at the Department within three days.

The team also inspected the Rajesh Cold Store, Halesi Meat Shop, Apekshya Meat Shop, Koich Fresh House and the New Tamang Meat Shop in Naya Basti area of Jorpati today.

Proprietors of these cold stores, fresh house and meat shops have also been asked to report at the Department within seven days as they were found operating business without any registration with the concerned body. In addition, they were found without their weights and measures certified and in the state of poor maintenance against the required cleanliness.