Call to check import of pesticide-mixed food items along Nepal India border
February 10, 2020 01:43 PM NPT
BIRGUNJ, Feb 10: Import of pesticide-contaminated vegetables and other food items continues unabated through the Nepal-India border in Parsa district, for slack monitoring.
Speakers at an interaction organised here by the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) here have stressed the need of implementing laws relating to hygiene along the Nepal India borders so as to check import of excessive pesticide-laced products.
On the occasion, President of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gopal Kediya emphasised that the concerned authority should focus on checking vegetables and other products laced with excessive pesticide being imported from neighbouring India having their impacts on people's health.
Similarly, Director General of the DFTQC Dr Matina Joshi said effective implementation of laws related to food security, consumer's health and products had been emphasised since Nepal became a member of the World Trade Organisation.