KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 30
Publishing its quadrimester report today, DoFTQC has revealed that 35 firms have been sealed for producing substandard food items. According to the report, among them, 15 were water processing factories, eight were factories producing and processing food items, six were dairy shops, three factories were producing and processing cooking oil and ghee, while three others were related to food packaging.
Meanwhile, the department has filed 26 cases against factories producing substandard products. Among them, eight cases are related to producing substandard food items, seven cases related to poor food hygiene practice, seven cases of selling date expired food items while four cases are related to illegal imports and distribution.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the department has claimed that it performed its job effectively and also provided services of testing food quality through its divisional offices.
DoFTQC has been providing its services from