Lalitpur, September 18
A joint market monitoring team in Lalitpur has fined Bhatbhateni store at Pulchowk for selling out-of-date food.
Assistant CDO Sunuwar informed that the Bhatbhateni store was discovered selling food items such as ghee and eggs past their expiry dates. As a result, they were fined a minimum of Rs 100,000. Likewise, Big Mart was found to be selling green vegetables using a manipulated weighing tool, leading to a fine of Rs 10,000.
Sunuwar further said that market monitoring was initiated in anticipation of the upcoming festivals, with the aim of raising public awareness. Sunuwar also issued a warning that anyone jeopardising public health would face appropriate action.
The sub-standard food items were disposed of by the monitoring team, according to Sanjay Thapa, inspector at Small and Cottage Office, Lalitpur.