KMC intensifies market monitoring with onset of festive season

Published On: September 30, 2022 02:19 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 30:  With the onset of the festive season, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has intensified its market monitoring campaign. A team led by KMC Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol has been conducting market monitoring every day for the past few days.

According to KMC, non-edible items were confiscated from Salt Trading, Burger House, KFC Fast Food and other places, on Thursday. KMC has banned the sale of six sacks of rice weighing 20 kg each, two sacks of rice weighing 25 kg each and 17 packets of corn husks weighing 1 kg each of Akhand brand from the herb sales center of Salt Trading Corporation. Dr Awadhesh Jha, head of the Food Quality Regulation and Livestock Division, said that the sale of these products was prohibited due to the lack of a production license.

According to Jha, two liters of inedible oil, five bottles of 250 ml apple cider vinegar found in KFC fast food near old Sinamangal temple have been destroyed. Similarly, 14 liters of oil used in the kitchen of The Burger House and Crunchy Fried Chicken near the Pepsicola Town Planning Football Ground and one kg of chicken meat fried in the same oil were destroyed.

Food Inspector Navraj Acharya of Kathmandu Food Technology and Quality Control Division office has written to Salt Trading, KFC Fast Food and The Burger House to come to the office with their food licenses within seven days.

Likewise, the KMC market monitoring team has instructed Bhatbhateni Super Market to keep a food license at every branch and get a license from the Cottage and Small Industries Office for packaging. The meat shops from Sankata Ganesh temple toward Dharahara have also been monitored.

Deputy Mayor Dangol, who is also the coordinator of the market management and consumer interest protection committee of the metropolis, asked consumers to contact the toll-free number and file a complaint if they suspected that they had been cheated.


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