LALITPUR, Sept 18: A joint market monitoring team in Lalitpur has fined Bhatbhateni store at Pulchowk for selling date-expired food. The team comprising Assistant Chief District Officer Amar Dip Sunuwar conducted the monitoring of several stores including Bhatbhateni, Bigmart and Saleways Supermarket.
Assistant CDO Sunuwar informed that Bhatbhateni store was found selling date-expired food items as ghee and eggs. So, it was fined Rs 100 thousand in minimum. Similarly, Big Mart was found selling green vegetables by manipulating weighing tools. It was fined Rs 10,000. He further informed that the market monitoring was begun in the wake of coming festivals.
It is also for raising public awareness. Anyone put in risk of public health would be taken action, Sunuwar warned. The sub-standard food items were disposed of by the monitoring team, according to Sanjay Thapa, inspector at Small and Cottage Office, Lalitpur.