KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Four mobile food testing vans which the government brought for 240 million rupees four years ago have been recklessly left to rot on the premises of a government office. The government had bought four mobile vans worth Rs 60 million each . Each of these vans is equipped with laboratories to test the quality of food products after the increase in the supply of substandard food items in recent times, affecting human health in the market.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Legal action will be taken against 115 manufacturing companies that produce inedible items contrary to the Food Act, 1966. According to the Food Act, 1966, legal action has to be taken against the companies that produce food and beverages without labels, of low quality, illegal, contaminated, unlicensed and coliform mixed food.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Eight percent of the daily necessities sold and distributed in the market have been found unfit for human consumption. This was found through tests conducted by the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) by collecting samples of food items being sold in the market.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The CIAA on Thursday filed a corruption case against 13 officials working at the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, including the department’s director general Sanjeev Kumar Karna, on the charge of misusing Rs 240 million while procuring mobile laboratory vans.